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Gualala Arts Workshop
The Enlightenment 1700 to 1800:
Prelude to the Modern Era
Instructor: Kosta P'Manolis

April 15 - May 20, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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Register by:   April 15, 2014
Tuition:   $100 members; $115 non-members
Materials:   Notebook and pen or pencil

The Enlightenment period started (1700) with kings having absolute power. The era ended (1800) with calls for political change and movement toward republican government, economic reform, social and cultural change.

How did this happen within a hundred years? The Enlightenment is the answer. For an explanation and examples, I invite you to take the class.

Our methodology will be lectures on the overall ideas of the Enlightenment with a focus on the contributions to Enlightenment thought by Montesquieu, Voltaire, Adam Smith and Rousseau.

About the instructor

Kosta P'Manolis taught history for over thirty years at Santa Rosa Junior College and Mendocino College. The special focus in his teaching has been European history and in particular ancient Greece. He has a personal interest and affection for Greek art and architecture.

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is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
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