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Books on the Enlightenment
Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment by
Call Number: Ebook
Entries on Mozart, opera, music generally, and aesthetics broadly, philosophers Rousseau, Kant, Hume and others, freemasonry, and other ideas, issues and people of the period.
"Freemasonry: Toward Civil Society"
Call Number: Chapter in Ebook
Chapter 8 from Van Horn Melton, James, William Beik, and T. C. W. Blanning, Rise of the Public in Enlightenment Europe
Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment
Call Number: Reference B802 .D491613 2001
A reliable source for background information on topics related to the Enlightenment period in Europe.
OpenLearn: The Enlightenment by
An online course about the Enlightenment. Examines the impact of the Enlightenment on a variety of areas including science, religion, the classics, art and nature.
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Books on Music or Mozart
The Grove Book of Operas
Call Number: Ebook
A collection of synopses and descriptions of over 250 operas. Information on the origins of the work and its literary and social background, and comments on the particular work's place in operatic history.
The New Grove Dictionary of Opera
Call Number: Reference ML102.O6 N5 1992
An encyclopedia of unsurpassed scope and quality, includes extensive articles on all major operas, opera composers and librettists, and opera performers.
The Oxford Companion to Music
Call Number: E-Book
Includes articles that define musical ideas and terms, as well as extended surveys of musical forms and styles. Seeks to place music in its social and cultural context by providing a range of entries on topics such as politics, religion, and psychology.