The Enlightenment

Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781349098859
Release Date: 1990-11-11
Genre: Enlightenment


The Enlightenment

Author: Dorinda Outram
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139620123
Release Date: 2013-01-10
Genre: History

Debate over the meaning of 'Enlightenment' began in the eighteenth century and still continues to this day. This period saw the opening of arguments on the nature of man, truth, the place of God and the international circulation of ideas, people and gold. But did the Enlightenment mean the same for men and women, for rich and poor, for Europeans and non-Europeans? In the third edition of her acclaimed book, Dorinda Outram addresses these and other questions about the Enlightenment as controversy increases about its place at the foundation of modernity. She studies it as a global phenomenon, setting the period against broader social changes. This new edition offers a new chapter on political economy, a completely revised further reading section and a new feature on electronic sources to stimulate primary research. This accessible overview will be essential reading for students of eighteenth-century history, philosophy and the history of ideas.

The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe I

Author: Mark Curran
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781441111692
Release Date: 2018-08-09
Genre: History

This volume is a ground-breaking contribution to enlightenment studies and the international and cross-cultural history of print. The result of a five year research project, the volume traces the output and dissemination of books and how reading tastes changed in the years 1769-1794. Mapping the book trade of the Société Typographique de Neuchâtel (STN), a Swiss publisher-wholesaler which operated throughout Europe, the authors reconstruct the cosmopolitan elite culture of the later enlightenment, incorporating many engaging case studies. The STN's archives are uniquely rich in both detail and range, and while these archives have long attracted book historians (notably Robert Darnton, a leading scholar of the Enlightenment), existing work is fragmentary and limited in scope. By means of comparative study, the author considers the entire book market across Europe, making local, regional and chronological nuances, based on advanced taxonomies of subject content, author information, markers of illegality and much more. This volume is, in short, the most diverse and detailed study of the late 18th-century book trade yet, while offering fresh insights into the enlightenment.

Spanish Books in the Europe of the Enlightenment Paris and London

Author: Nicolás Bas Martín
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004359529
Release Date: 2018-02-05
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In A View from Abroad Nicolás Bas recreates, using a bibliographical approach, the manner in which Spain was regarded in Europe in the Eighteenth century, by consulting booksellers’ catalogues, private book collections and key auctions in Paris and London.

The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe II

Author: Simon Burrows
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781441182173
Release Date: 2018-08-09
Genre: History

This is a rich and path-breaking comparative study of reading tastes in the final years of old regime Europe. Based on extensive research in the account books of the Swiss publishers, the Société Typographique de Neuchâtel (STN), and related archives, it charts the dissemination of literature and reading tastes across Europe in the years leading up to the French revolution. In the process, it recasts our understanding of late 18th-century print culture and the contours of the enlightenment. The fruit of a widely acclaimed five year database project, the STN database, it is also a story of pioneering efforts to apply the latest digital technology and GIS mapping techniques to traditional historical and bibliographic problems. Although written to serve as a standalone study, this book is ideally complemented by its companion volume, Mark Curran's The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe I: Selling Enlightenment, which offers a radical reinterpretation of the structure and practices of the European book trade. The STN database is now recognised as a cutting-edge digital project of global significance. Robert Darnton has called it "a prodigious accomplishment and a joy to use" while Jeremy Popkin adds, "No one working in the field of French Enlightenment studies ... can afford to ignore the rich mine of data that Simon Burrows and his collaborators have made accessible, in an eminently usable form, and the new possibilities it opens up for scholars." The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe I and II offer a roadmap of that data and what it can show us.

The Rise of the Public in Enlightenment Europe

Author: James Van Horn Melton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521469694
Release Date: 2001-09-06
Genre: History

In the New Approaches to European History series, this title provides an inter-disciplinary study of the rise of 'the public' in eighteenth-century Europe. James Melton's lucid and accessible account will be of interest to students of social and political history, literary studies, political theory, and the history of women.

Commerce and Peace in the Enlightenment

Author: Béla Kapossy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108416559
Release Date: 2017-07-20
Genre: History

This volume offers a new history of the relationship between commerce and politics, from the eighteenth century to the present.

France in the Enlightenment

Author: Daniel Roche
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674317475
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

Explores the social, cultural, and political developments in France in the period before the Revolution

Evening s Empire

Author: Craig Koslofsky
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521896436
Release Date: 2011-06-30
Genre: History

This illuminating guide to the night opens up an entirely new vista on early modern Europe. Using diaries, letters, legal records and representations of the night in early modern religion, literature and art, Craig Koslofsky explores the myriad ways in which early modern people understood, experienced and transformed the night.

The Enlightenment

Author: David Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521564905
Release Date: 1999-09-23
Genre: History

The Enlightenment is an authoritative anthology of the key political writings from 'one of the best and most hopeful episodes in the life of mankind'. The texts are supported by a lucid introduction exploring their moral, philosophical, political and economic background, enabling the student to grasp both the context and the essence of each argument. Biographical notes and carefully selected bibliographies offer further help. The selection includes not only mainstream theories but also texts by authors actively engaged in the politics of the day, offering a broad and genuinely trans-European perspective. David Williams, a distinguished Enlightenment scholar, offers readers a view of the evolution of Enlightenment political thinking in a variety of contexts: natural law, the civil order, the nation state, government, civil rights, women's rights, international relations, economics, crime and punishment, and revolution. Students of political science, history, European studies, international relations, law and philosophy will find this an invaluable resource.

Panorama of the Enlightenment

Author: Dorinda Outram
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 0892368616
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

Presents a comprehensive overview of the Enlightenment, discussing the intellectuals of the period who promoted the scientific method of investigation and explored such topics as nature, the universe, the human mind, the rights of women, and medicine.

The Republic of Arabic Letters

Author: Alexander Bevilacqua
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674985674
Release Date: 2018-02-23
Genre: History

Alexander Bevilacqua shows that the Enlightenment effort to learn about Islam and its religious and intellectual traditions issued not from a secular agenda but from the scholarly commitments of a pioneering group of Catholic and Protestant Christians who cast aside inherited views and bequeathed a new understanding of Islam to the modern West.

The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science

Author: John Henry
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137191618
Release Date: 2008-06-03
Genre: History

This is a concise but wide-ranging account of all aspects of the Scientific Revolution from astronomy to zoology. The third edition has been thoroughly updated, and some sections revised and extended, to take into account the latest scholarship and research and new developments in historiography.

War in the Age of Enlightenment 1700 1789

Author: Armstrong Starkey
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275972402
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

War in the 18th century war was a complex operation, including popular as well as conventional conflict, between Europeans and with non-Europeans. These conflicts influenced European intellectuals and contributed to the complexity of Enlightenment thought. While Enlightenment writers regarded war as the greatest evil confronting mankind, they had little hope that it could be eliminated; thus, peace proposals of the day were joined by more realistic discussion of the means by which war might be limited or rendered more humane. In this book, the author considers the influence of ideas and values on the actions of Enlightenment military personnel and how the rational spirit of the time influenced military thought, producing a military enlightenment that applied rational analysis to military tactics and to the composition of armies. In the late Enlightenment, military writers explored the psychological foundations of war as a means of stimulating a new military spirit among the troops. The Enlightenment was, however, not the only cultural influence upon war during this century. Religion, the traditional values of the "ancien regime," and local values all contributed to the culture of force. When Europeans engaged in military encounters with peoples in other parts of the globe, cultural interchange inevitably occurred as well. Further, there is a revolutionary element that one must consider when defining the military culture. The result of all these factors was a creative tension in 18th century warfare and an extraordinarily complex military culture.