The Enlightenment / Edition 3

The Enlightenment / Edition 3

by Dorinda Outram
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1107636574

ISBN-13: 9781107636576

Pub. Date: 12/31/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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?

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107636576
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2012
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
195
Sales rank:
723,837
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. What is Enlightenment?; 2. Coffee houses and consumers: the social context of Enlightenment; 3. Enlightenment and government; new departure or business as usual?; 4. Political economy: the science of the state and the market; 5. Exploration, cross-cultural contact, and the ambivalence of the Enlightenment; 6. When people are property: the problem of slavery in the Enlightenment; 7. Enlightenment thinking about gender; 8. Science and the Enlightenment: God's order and man's understanding; 9. The rise of modern paganism? Religion and the Enlightenment; 10. The end of the Enlightenment: conspiracy and revolution?; Brief biographies; Suggestions for further reading.

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