Prize–winning volume on European civilization by acclaimed historians Will and
Rousseau and Revolution, the tenth volume of the Story of Civilization, ranges
over a Europe in ferment, but centers on the passionate rebel—philosopher
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the great exponent of the romantic impulse toward
self-exploration and social revolt, who contended with the great rationalist Voltaire for the mind of Europe. Rousseau condemned civilization as a disease,
glorified the noble savage, proclaimed to the world with equal intensity his
own love affairs and the natural rights of man, and became the patron saint of
the revolution and the worldwide social upheavals of two centuries. Download and start listening now!