authenticating
brainec
Encyclopedia
reference work
headings
various branches
human knowledge
Ancient history
Natural History
Pliny
16th century
“encyclopedia”
first usage
18th century
Denis Diderot
d'Alembert
Encyclopedia, or a Systematic Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts, and Crafts
Voltaire
Montesquieu
Rousseau
Encyclopédistes
general acceptance
violent critique
conservatives
idea of progress
against
traditional authority
ideological vehicle
Enlightenment
rational and materialistic vision
History of the world
applied sciences and technical descriptions
greater importance
Currently
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Larousse
Brockhaus and Meyer
Great Portuguese and Brazilian Encyclopedia
(also in digital version)