Toleration in Enlightenment Europe

Toleration in Enlightenment Europe

by Ole Peter Grell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521651964

ISBN-13: 9780521651967

Pub. Date: 12/28/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Enlightenment is often seen as the great age of religious and intellectual toleration, and this volume is the first systematic pan-European survey of the theory, practice, and very real limits to toleration in eighteenth century Europe. A powerful team of contributors demonstrate how the publicists of the European Enlightenment developed earlier ideas about

Overview

The Enlightenment is often seen as the great age of religious and intellectual toleration, and this volume is the first systematic pan-European survey of the theory, practice, and very real limits to toleration in eighteenth century Europe. A powerful team of contributors demonstrate how the publicists of the European Enlightenment developed earlier ideas about toleration, gradually widening the desire for religious toleration into a philosophy of freedom seen as a fundamental precondition for a civilized society. Despite this, advances in toleration remained fragile and often short-lived.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521651967
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2011
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface; 1. Toleration in Enlightenment Europe Ole Peter Grell and Roy Porter; 2. Toleration and the Enlightenment movement Martin Fitzpatrick; 3. Multiculturalism and ethnic cleansing in the Enlightenment Robert Wokler; 4. Intolerance, the virtue of Princes and Radicals Sylvana Tomaselli; 5. Spinoza, Locke and the Enlightenment battle for toleration Jonathan I. Israel; 6. Toleration and Enlightenment in the Dutch Republic Ernestine van der Wall; 7. Toleration and citizenship in Enlightenment England: John Toland and the naturalisation of the Jews, 1714–53 Justin Champion; 8. Citizenship and religious toleration in France Marisa Linton; 9. A tolerant society? Religious toleration in the Holy Roman Empire, 1648–1806 Joachim Whaley; 10. Enlightenment in the Habsburg Monarchy: history of a belated and short-lived phenomenon Karl Vocelka; 11. Toleration in Eastern Europe: the dissident question in eighteenth-century Poland-Lithuania Michael G. Müller; 12. Toleration in Enlightenment Italy Nicholas Davidson; 13. Inquisition, tolerance and liberty in eighteenth-century Spain Henry Kamen; Index.

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