History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, 2 vols.
Lecky discusses the decline in the belief of magic and miracles, the rise of religious persecution, the gradual secularisation of politics, and the rise of toleration and rationalism.
- Author: William Edward Hartpole Lecky
History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, Revised edition (New York: D. Appleton, 1919). 2 vols.
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