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The Enlightenment : a brief history with documents

Author: Margaret C Jacob
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, ©2001.
Series: Bedford series in history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the eighteenth century, a daring and dramatically new intellectual and cultural movement arose in western Europe. Of its many characteristics - audacity, wit, an interest in the practical and the applied - none was more important than its critical, biting edge. This opinionated movement called for "enlightenment" for new thinking about once unquestioned truths and eventually for new actions. Best characterized by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sources
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret C Jacob
ISBN: 0312237014 9780312237011 0312179979 9780312179977
OCLC Number: 45991771
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xiii, 237 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction : the struggle to create a new culture --
Political origins --
Scientific and religious origins --
The public sphere --
Enlightened feminism --
Reworking seventeenth-century formal philosophy --
A clandestine universe --
A Protestant odyssey --
Travel literature --
Anglophilia --
Mid-century crisis --
Rousseau --
The International Republican Conversation, 1775-1800 --
Slavery, imperialism, and the French Revolution --
The legacy of the enlightenment --
A note about the text --
pt. 2. The documents --
1. Some Thoughts Concerning Education, 1693 / John Locke --
2. The Treatise on the Three Impostors, 1719 --
3. Letters Concerning the English Nation, 1733 / Voltaire --
4. Letters, 1716-1718 / Lady Mary Wortley Montagu --
5. Encyclopedia, 1751 / Denis Diderot --
6. Supplement to Bougainville's Voyage, 1772 / Denis Diderot --
7. The Social Contract, 1762 / Jean-Jacques Rousseau --
8. What is Enlightenment?, 1784 / Immanuel Kant --
9. Jerusalem : Or on Religious Power and Judaism, 1783 / Moses Mendelssohn --
Appendixes --
An enlightenment chronology (1685-1800) --
Selected bibliography.
Series Title: Bedford series in history and culture.
Responsibility: Margaret C. Jacob.
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