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The essays in Scotland and France in the Enlightenment explore a wide range of topics of historical relevance to eighteenth-century scholars, while engaging students with broad interdisciplinary interests in the humanities and social ...

Author: Deidre Dawson

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838755267

Category: History

Page: 348

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The Scottish and French Enlightenments are arguably the two intellectual movements of the eighteenth century that were most influential in shaping the modern age. The essays in Scotland and France in the Enlightenment explore a wide range of topics of historical relevance to eighteenth-century scholars, while engaging students with broad interdisciplinary interests in the humanities and social sciences. The ways in which Scottish philosophy influenced French painting, how the Encyclopaedia Britannica presented the French Revolution, the impact of Macpherson's Ossian on the development of French Romanticism, the moral education of children, the relation between reflection and perception in the arts and in moral life, humankind's relationship to other animals, and the links between violence and imagination, fear and sanity, are only some of the topics covered. This challenging selection of essays comparing Scottish and French enlightenment views of natural history, jurisprudence, moral philosophy, history, and art history complicates and enriches the notion of Enlightenment, and will inaugurate a new field of Franco-Scottish studies.
2004 By Deidre Dawson

" McMahon skillfully examines the Counter-Enlightenment, showing that it was an extensive, international, and thoroughly modern affair.

Author: Darrin M. McMahon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195347937

Category: History

Page: 288

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Critics have long treated the most important intellectual movement of modern history--the Enlightenment--as if it took shape in the absence of opposition. In this groundbreaking new study, Darrin McMahon demonstrates that, on the contrary, contemporary resistance to the Enlightenment was a major cultural force, shaping and defining the Enlightenment itself from the moment of inception, while giving rise to an entirely new ideological phenomenon-what we have come to think of as the "Right." McMahon skillfully examines the Counter-Enlightenment, showing that it was an extensive, international, and thoroughly modern affair.
2002-07-18 By Darrin M. McMahon

Robert Darnton, in his lively study of mesmerism and its relation to eighteenth-century radical political thought and popular scientific notions, provides a useful contribution to the study of popular culture and the manner in which ideas ...

Author: Robert DARNTON

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674030190

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Early in 1788, Franz Anton Mesmer, a Viennese physician, arrived in Paris and began to promulgate a somewhat exotic theory of healing that almost immediately seized the imagination of the general populace. Robert Darnton, in his lively study of mesmerism and its relation to eighteenth-century radical political thought and popular scientific notions, provides a useful contribution to the study of popular culture and the manner in which ideas are diffused down through various social levels.
2009-06-30 By Robert DARNTON

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ISBN: 9781487536770

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2 THE NATURE OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT IN FRANCE 1. What was the French Enlightment ? The Enlightenment ( called the Siècle des Lumières in French , and the Aufklärung in German ) took a new world view ; it involved the reevaluation of all ...

Author: Frederick Binkerd Artz

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 0873380320

Category: History

Page: 166

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The founders of the Enlightenment in France are presented in this volume. The author emphasizes the practice as well as practical humanism and examines their fascination with science.

Carla Hesse tells this story, delivering a capacious history of how French women have used writing to create themselves as modern individuals.

Author: Carla Alison Hesse

Publisher:

ISBN: 0691074720

Category: History

Page: 233

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""The Other Enlightenment" is a masterpiece of analytic clarity and historical acumen. Focusing on women's writing rather than on discourses about women, Carla Hesse shows that the French Revolution provided women with unprecedented access to print culture. Never again would the number of published women writers sink to pre-revolutionary levels. Anyone interested in women's access to bourgeois modernity will have to read this pathbreaking book."--Toril Moi, author of "What is a Woman?" "Carla Hesse has given us an astonishing new look at women's struggle for independent expression and moral autonomy during the French Revolution and afterward. Denied the political and civil rights of men, literary women plunged into the expanded world of publication, answering the men's philosophical treatises with provocative novels about women's choices and chances. Lively and learned, "The Other Enlightenment" links women from Madame de Stael to Simone de Beauvoir in an alternate and daring path to the modern."--Natalie Zemon Davis, author of "The Return of Martin Guerre" "Hesse takes the history of women and gender into exciting new territory. She gives women of the past a chance to talk back, to tell their stories, and to reveal how an alternative history can be discovered through their writings and even through the very act of writing. Hesse's groundbreaking evidence about women writers and their publications is bound to stimulate new work for years to come. Combining print history with literary and philosophical analysis, she argues a provocative and important thesis: that the growing market economy in print offered women new opportunities for self expression through fiction and for making public claims to moral autonomy. Women thus managed to define their own worlds, even as their public and private lives were legally subjugated to those of their fathers and husbands."--Lynn Hunt, University of California, Los Angeles "Hesse combines an insightful reading of key figures in the history of French women's letters with an astute understanding of the role of print culture in the making of modern society. She has produced a highly readable, extremely persuasive book. Against those who see the rise of modern society as erecting barriers to women's full equality and independence, Hesse finds cause for greater optimism."--Joan B. Landes, Pennsylvania State University "This book is a long-awaited tour-de-force by a major historian. It is sure to become an instant and enduring classic in French history and literary studies, a provocative and compelling argument to be reckoned with by anyone concerned about the possibilities for female subjectivity and women's full participation in modern Western culture and public life."--Margaret Waller, Pomona College

Explores the social, cultural, and political developments in France in the period before the Revolution

Author: Daniel Roche

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674317475

Category: History

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Explores the social, cultural, and political developments in France in the period before the Revolution
1998 By Daniel Roche

The inhabitants of a small northern Canadian village consider Jake a lazy old men but when their town is overrun with owls only Jake knows how to scatter the birds.

Author: Gordon Wright

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105037078115

Category: France

Page: 488

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The inhabitants of a small northern Canadian village consider Jake a lazy old men but when their town is overrun with owls only Jake knows how to scatter the birds.
1974 By Gordon Wright

Author: David Woodworth

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ISBN: OCLC:553757349

Category: Enlightenment

Page: 106

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2004 By David Woodworth

Mark Gardner's romance with Meg Lowman is actually impeded, not enhanced, by his new book "How To Meet a Gorgeous Girl."

Author: William Farr Church

Publisher: D C Heath & Company

ISBN: UOM:39015062716603

Category: History

Page: 212

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Mark Gardner's romance with Meg Lowman is actually impeded, not enhanced, by his new book "How To Meet a Gorgeous Girl."