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The secular city : studies in the Enlightenment : presented to Haydn Mason

Author: T D Hemming; E Freeman; David Meakin; Haydn Trevor Mason
Publisher: Exeter, Devon : University of Exeter Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Central to the Enlightenment is the ideal of the Secular City, in militant reply to the Civitas Dei of St Augustine. The essays in this volume illustrate the elaboration of that vision, both in the  Read more...

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Named Person: Voltaire; Haydn Trevor Mason; Voltaire; Voltaire
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T D Hemming; E Freeman; David Meakin; Haydn Trevor Mason
ISBN: 9780859894166 0859894169
OCLC Number: 31978253
Language Note: Five contributions in French, most in English.
Description: xv, 243 pages : maps, portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction: topographies of the secular city, David Meakin. Part 1 Images of the city: Paris et l'imaginaire de la ville dans les almanachs francais du XVIIIe siecle, Lise Andries; enlightenment London and urbanity, Roy Porter; city life in the 1720s - the example of four of Voltaire's acquaintances, Norma Perry; la cite des lumieres et l'homme selon la nature dans les Lettres philosophiques, Micheal Baridon; city, market-place, meal - some figures of totality in Voltaire's Contes, Robin Howells. Part 2 Voltaire and the secular ideal: some reflections on Voltaire's "l'Ingenu" and a hitherto neglected source - the "Questions sur les miracles", Graham Gargett; Voltaire and venality - the ambiguities of an abuse, William Doyle; reflexions alphabetiques sur la justice dans le "Dictionnaire philosophique portatif", Christiane Mervaud; signposts to the secular city - the Voltaire-Condorcet relationship, David Williams. Part 3 Cross-currents in the secular city: enlightenment cross-currents - the "Dictionnaire Philosophique" of Chicaneau de Neuville, David Adams; "Candide" and "Paul et Virgine" - two fictions of the enlightenment, Simon Davies; Bernardin de Saint-Pierre - unpublished prose fables, Malcolm Cook; le combat de Condorcet contre "l'infame", Anne-Marie Chouillet; religion and the secular city in Raynal's "Histoire des deux Indes", Anthony Strugnell; Le Reve universaliste de l'Orateur de genre humain, Roland Mortier.
Responsibility: edited by T.D. Hemming, E. Freeman, and D. Meakin.

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