The Controversial Origins of the Encyclopedia - Addison Anderson

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John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 25 March 2021
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The first encyclopedia contained 70,000 entries and over 20,000,000 words. It was broken into 35 volumes written over the course of 3 decades. It was also banned by Louis XV and Pope Clement XIII. But why was this encyclopedia so controversial, and who wrote it in the first place? Addison Anderson recounts the controversial origins of the first encyclopedia.

Lesson by Addison Anderson, animation by Patrick Smith.

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TED-Ed, . "The Controversial Origins of the Encyclopedia - Addison Anderson." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Mar 2021. Web. 21 Sep 2021.