Heroes Of The Enlightenment

September 2015
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This documentary series explores the fact that from Google, and Facebook and Wikipedia to the systems of democracy, finance, manufacture and the law; many aspects of modern life owe their existence to a single defining period: the Age of Enlightenment of the 18th century. Filmed in locations across Britain, France, Germany, Portugal and America, this illuminating series brings to life some of the key characters of the era - Newton, Erasmus, Darwin, Voltaire, Diderot, Condorcet, Frederick the Gr...
52:05

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From Google, and Facebook and Wikipedia to the systems of democracy, finance, manufacture and the law - many aspects of modern life owe their existence to a single defining period: the Age of Enlightenment of the 18th century. In the space of barely 100 years, Western deference to divine and royal authority gave way to a belief that humans had the power to understand their ow nature and the universe around them. It was a revolution in ideas, information and technology. Filmed in locations acros...
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