Toleration in Enlightenment Europe

Toleration in Enlightenment Europe


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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: 9780521032162
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/23/2006
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(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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