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Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie

2,000 articles written by more than 140 contributors, the Enclopédie was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences. Full title: Enclopédie ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers, par une Societ
The Enclopédie ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers, par une Societé de Gens de Lettres was published under the direction of Diderot, with 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates between 1751 and 1772. Containing 72,000 articles written by more than 140 contributors, the Enclopédie was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences, as well as a machine de guerre which served to propagate Enlightened ideas. The impact of the Enclopédie was enormous. Through its attempt to classify learning and to open all domains of human activity to its readers, the Enclopédie gave expression to many of the most important intellectual and social developments of its time.

The Enclopédie contains 18,000 pages of text, 17 volumes of articles, and 11 volumes of plate legends.

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Coverage Dates1751 to 1772
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