Toleration in Enlightenment Europe

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 ...
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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.
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"...a valuable conference, certainly well-prepared and well-presented that deserved publication. It will be a reliable reference on the issues." The Catholic Historical Review

"This work is the third volume in a series on toleration.... A student of toleration could hardly do better than to consult these three volumes." Canadian Journal of Political Science

"These well-written essays are accessible for undergraduates and will be particularly welcomed by historians of European intellectual and religious history." Philop F. Riley, History

"This is a good survey of both the theory and practice of toleration in eighteenth-century Europe....the papers stick closely to the main theme of tolerance, giving the volume an internal coherence that is often lacking in published conference papers." H-Net Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521032162
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 1,002,233
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
1 Toleration in Enlightenment Europe 1
2 Toleration and the Enlightenment Movement 23
3 Multiculturalism and Ethnic Cleansing in the Enlightenment 69
4 Intolerance, the Virtue of Princes and Radicals 86
5 Spinoza, Locke and the Enlightenment Battle for Toleration 102
6 Toleration and Enlightenment in the Dutch Republic 114
7 Toleration and Citizenship in Enlightenment England: John Toland and the Naturalization of the Jews, 1714-1753 133
8 Citizenship and Religious Toleration in France 157
9 A Tolerant Society? Religious Toleration in the Holy Roman Empire, 1648-1806 175
10 Enlightenment in the Habsburg Monarchy: History of a Belated and Short-Lived Phenomenon 196
11 Toleration in Eastern Europe: the Dissident Question in Eighteenth-Century Poland-Lithuania 212
12 Toleration in Enlightenment Italy 230
13 Inquisition, Tolerance and Liberty in Eighteenth-Century Spain 250
Index 259
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