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Peter Gay

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Peter Gay is Sterling Professor of History, Emeritus, at Yale University, author of thirty-two widely respected books, and winner of the National Book Award for his definitive work on the Enlightenment.

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The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy

Written by Jacob Burckhardt
Afterword by Hajo Holborn
Introduction by Peter Gay


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $15.95

Published in 1860, Burckhardt’s great work redefined our sense of the European past, wholly reinterpreting what has since been known simply as the Italian Renaissance. With unsurpassed erudition, Burckhardt illuminates a world of artistic and cultural ferment, innovation, and discovery; of revived humanism; of fierce tensions between church and empire; and... Read more >
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Enlightenment Volume 1

Written by Peter Gay


Format: eBook, 560 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 26, 2013
Price: $14.99

The eighteenth century Enlightenment marks the beginning of the modern age when the scientific method and belief in reason and progress came to hold sway over the Western world. In the twentieth century, however, the Enlightenment has often been judged harshly for its apparently simplistic optimism. Here a master historian goes... Read more >

Enlightenment Volume 2

Written by Peter Gay


Format: eBook, 720 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 26, 2013
Price: $14.99

The Science of Freedom completes Peter Gay's brilliant reinterpretation begun in The Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Paganism. In the present book, he describes the philosophes' program and their views of society. His masterful appraisal opens a new range of insights into the Enlightenment's critical method and its humane and libertarian... Read more >

The Party of Humanity

Written by Peter Gay


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 8, 2013
Price: $15.99

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Basic Writings of Nietzsche

Written by Friedrich Nietzsche
Introduction by Peter Gay


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 5, 2009
Price: $14.99

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Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Basic Writings of Nietzsche

Written by Friedrich Nietzsche
Translated by Walter Kaufmann
Introduction by Peter Gay


Format: Trade Paperback, 896 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 28, 2000
Price: $18.00

One hundred years after his death, Friedrich Nietzsche remains the most influential philosopher of the modern era. Basic Writings of Nietzsche gathers the complete texts of five of Nietzsche's most important works, from his first book to his last: The Birth of Tragedy; Beyond Good and Evil; On the Genealogy of... Read more >
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