Download or read book The Age of Reason Begins written by Will Durant and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-06-07 with total page 731 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Story of Civilization, Volume VII: A history of European civilization in the period of Shakespeare, Bacon, Montaigne, Rembrandt, Galileo, and Descartes: 1558-1648. This is the seventh volume of the classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning series.