Enlightenment - Culture


  • Age of Enlightenment, period in Western history and its corresponding movement
  • Enlightenment (spiritual), insight or awakening to the true nature of reality
  • Enlightenment in Western secular tradition
  • Enlightenment in Buddhism
  • Ionian Enlightenment, the origin of ancient Greek advances in philosophy and science
  • Scottish Enlightenment, period in 18th century Scotland
  • American Enlightenment, intellectual culture of the British North American colonies and the early United States
  • Enlightenment in Poland, ideas of the Age of Enlightenment in Poland
  • Catholic Enlightenment, movement within Catholicism to find answers to the secularism of the Enlightenment
  • Russian Enlightenment, a period in the eighteenth century in which the government in Russia began to actively encourage the proliferation of arts and sciences
  • Enlightenment in Spain, Bourbon period of reform and 'enlightened despotism'
  • Modern Greek Enlightenment, an 18th century national revival and educational movement in Greece
  • Haskalah, Jewish Enlightenment, movement among European Jews in the late 18th century
  • "Enlightenment", the main artistic performance in the 2012 Summer Paralympics opening ceremony

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