Child of the Enlightenment: Revolutionary Europe Reflected in a Boyhood Diary

Child of the Enlightenment: Revolutionary Europe Reflected in a Boyhood Diary

by Arianne Baggerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004172696

ISBN-13: 9789004172692

Pub. Date: 01/27/2009

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

A diary kept by a boy in the 1790s sheds new light on the rise of autobiographical writing in the 19th century and sketches a panoramic view of Europe in the Age of Enlightenment. The French Revolution and the Batavian Revolution in the Netherlands provide the backdrop to this study, which ranges from changing perceptions of time, space and nature to the thought of

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A diary kept by a boy in the 1790s sheds new light on the rise of autobiographical writing in the 19th century and sketches a panoramic view of Europe in the Age of Enlightenment. The French Revolution and the Batavian Revolution in the Netherlands provide the backdrop to this study, which ranges from changing perceptions of time, space and nature to the thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and its influence on such far-flung fields as education, landscape gardening and politics. The book describes the high expectations people had of science and medicine, and their disappointment at the failure of these new branches of learning to cure the world of its ills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004172692
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/27/2009
Series:
Egodocuments and History Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
556
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Prologue 9

Ch. 1 An Enlightened Education 49

Ch. 2 Otto's Diary 81

Ch. 3 Required Reading 119

Ch. 4 The Garden as a Pedagogical Project 171

Ch. 5 Social World 215

Ch. 6 Broadening Horizons 259

Ch. 7 Changing Concepts of Time 291

Ch. 8 Reconstructing Man and Society 317

Ch. 9 Revolution in the Netherlands 345

Ch. 10 Children of the Future 397

Ch. 11 Theophilanthropists and Physico-Theologians 419

Ch. 12 The Vulnerable Body 443

Epilogue 471

Notes 485

List of Illustrations 535

Index 547

Illustration Credits 554

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