Enlightenment and Emancipation

Enlightenment and Emancipation

by Susan Manning
     
 

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This collection of essays by distinguished scholars from various disciplines addresses the central question: 'Was Enlightenment a force for emancipation?' Their responses, working from within, and frequently across the disciplinary lines of history, political science, economics, music, literature, aesthetics, art history, and film, reveal unsuspected

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This collection of essays by distinguished scholars from various disciplines addresses the central question: 'Was Enlightenment a force for emancipation?' Their responses, working from within, and frequently across the disciplinary lines of history, political science, economics, music, literature, aesthetics, art history, and film, reveal unsuspected connections and divergences even between well-known figures and texts. In their turn, the essays suggest the need for further inquiry in areas that turn out to be very far from closed. The volume considers major writings in unusual juxtaposition; highlights new figures of importance; and demonstrates familiar texts to embody strange implications.

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Kevin L. Cope
With the publication of Enlightenment and Emancipation, we at last have a true and attentive taxonomy of emancipation, a disciplined overview that examines this process in all its aspects, whether as a literary theme, a state of political affairs, a philosophical ideal, or even a musical motif. Fresh and daring...indispensable to eighteenth-century studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611482324
Publisher:
Bucknell University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Bucknell Studies in Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture Series
Pages:
233
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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