Phaedra and Enlightenment values The Enlightenment period was began shortly after the Edict of Nantes in 1685 and lasted through the 18th century. This was an “intellectual movement” and the writers of this period disapproved of religion and politics ruled by absolutism. “ The movement would question almost every aspect of social and political life in Europe”(Hunt, 522).
The Enlightenment took topographic point during the eighteenth century and was initiated by the Renaissance. It was called the enlightenment because it was a period of new beginnings. in which new ideas prevailed over old traditions. The Enlightenment was strongly influenced by the rise of modern scientific discipline and the by the wake of the.