The Enlightenment

Author: Dorinda Outram

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139620126

Category: History

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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.

The Rise of the Public in Enlightenment Europe

Author: James Van Horn Melton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521469692

Category: History

Page: 284

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In the New Approaches to European History series, this title provides an inter-disciplinary study of the rise of 'the public' in eighteenth-century Europe. James Melton's lucid and accessible account will be of interest to students of social and political history, literary studies, political theory, and the history of women.

European Sexualities, 1400-1800

Author: Katherine Crawford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521839580

Category: History

Page: 246

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A pioneering survey of the social and cultural history of sexuality in early modern Europe.

The State in Early Modern France

Author: James B. Collins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521387248

Category: History

Page: 280

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This major new book addresses the question, what is the state?, through an examination of the most important continental state of early modern Europe, France. Professor Collins combines a reinterpretation of early modern French society with a reevaluation of the French monarchical state, rejecting the absolute monarchy paradigm and offering in its place a more nuanced, balanced view of the monarchy. His revisionist focus is on the problems of the Old Regime within the context of their own political system.

Panorama of the Enlightenment

Author: Dorinda Outram

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892368617

Category: History

Page: 319

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Presents a comprehensive overview of the Enlightenment, discussing the intellectuals of the period who promoted the scientific method of investigation and explored such topics as nature, the universe, the human mind, the rights of women, and medicine.

The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618–1815

Author: Charles W. Ingrao

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107268699

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This is a revised and updated edition of a highly acclaimed history of the early modern Habsburg monarchy. Charles W. Ingrao challenges the conventional notion of Habsburg state and society as peculiarly backward by tracing its emergence as a military and cultural power of enormous influence. The Habsburg monarchy was undeniably different from other European polities: geography and linguistic diversity made this inevitable, but by 1789 it had laid the groundwork for a single polity capable of transcending its uniquely diverse cultural and historic heritage. Charles W. Ingrao unravels the web of social, political, economic and cultural factors that shaped the Habsburg monarchy during the period, and presents this complex story in a manner that is both authoritative and accessible to non-specialists. This edition includes a revised text and bibliographies, new genealogical tables, and an epilogue which looks forward to the impact of the Habsburg monarchy on twentieth-century events.


New Public Excellence from Tired Work Cultures!

Author: David L. Phillips

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465317308

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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The Statue of Liberty likeness illustrated on the cover of Enlightenment is a very symbolic image not only for Americans but for many other people of the world who harbor dreams for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. However, there are many individual and collective responsibilities that come with any such vision. Most Americans know orderly governmental systems are required to maintain a civilized culture, but in many societies one often wonders what type is most appropriate. While the western democracy structure has had significant success to date, it is far from perfect even within the United States. The author has spent the past forty years working within national and international governmental systems from the grass roots local level to regional, state, and federal jurisdictions. In this book, he notes the timeless lessons learned from experience and history as well as new and innovative ways to utilize the modern age of information technology. The net result is an effort to create new public excellence from tired work cultures. In the future, it is clear that economic globalization with its associated social and cultural impacts will bring about a new competition between many societies and their related governmental structures. This simple reality means that less efficient future governments will jeopardize the very viability of their own cultures. Therefore, if Americans wish to effectively compete on the coming international level of tomorrow, they must get their collective governmental house in order today. Enlightenment illustrates how a healthy competitive environment can be developed and sustained without jeopardizing any of the freedoms and opportunities we have come to expect.

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521695442

Category: History

Page: 352

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The third edition of Merry Wiesner-Hanks' prize-winning survey of women and gender in early modern Europe. The updated edition features an entirely new chapter on gender and race in the colonial world; expanded coverage of eighteenth century developments including the Enlightenment; and enhanced discussions of masculinity, single women, same-sex relations, humanism, and women's religious roles within Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. All of the chapters incorporate the newest scholarship and the book preserves the clear structure of previous editions with its tripartite division of mind, body, and spirit. Within this structure, other themes include the female life-cycle, women's economic roles, artistic creations, education and witchcraft. Coverage is geographically broad, including Russia, Scandinavia, the Ottoman Empire, and the Iberian peninsula. This is essential reading for all students of early modern Europe and gender history and is accompanied by a website featuring extensive updated bibliographies, weblinks and primary source material.

France in the Enlightenment

Author: Daniel Roche

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674317475

Category: History

Page: 723

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

Invisible Hands

Self-Organization and the Eighteenth Century

Author: Jonathan Sheehan,Dror Wahrman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226752054

Category: History

Page: 375

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In Invisible Hands, the historians Jonathan Sheehan and Dror Wahrman identify a defining feature of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment: the decline of God as a source of order in favor of a new model of self-organization.” Sheehan and Warhman provide a novel account of how people on the threshold of modernity understood the continuing presence in the world of apparent disorder, randomness, and chance. If God no longer actively guaranteed that order will always prevail, what or whom did? The answer, the authors argue, was a new appreciation for complexity, new understandings of causality, and new functions for the divine hand. At the foundation of this novel way of thinking was the ability to imagine complex systems--be they natural or human--asself-organizing. Invisible Hands maps and explains the intensifying presence of the languages of self-organization throughout the eighteenth century, proliferating as they did with ever greater sophistication across numerous intellectual domains and cultural arenas. For self-organization was less a theory than a field of new insights: insights into the dynamics of chance and randomness, into the relationship between agency and determinism, into the role of God in a world without hands-on providence.

History and the Enlightenment

Author: Hugh Trevor-Roper,John Robertson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300139349

Category: History

Page: 314

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Arguably the leading British historian of his generation, Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914–2003) is most celebrated and admired as the author of essays. This volume brings together some of the most original and radical writings of his career—many hitherto inaccessible, one never before published, all demonstrating his piercing intellect, urbane wit, and gift for elegant, vivid narrative. This collection focuses on the writing and understanding of history in the eighteenth century and on the great historians and the intellectual context that inspired or provoked their writings. It combines incisive discussion of such figures as Gibbon, Hume, and Carlyle with broad sweeps of analysis and explication. Essays on the Scottish Enlightenment and the Romantic movement are balanced by intimate portraits of lesser-known historians whose significance Trevor-Roper took particular delight in revealing.

Critique and Crisis

Enlightenment and the Pathogenesis of Modern Society

Author: Reinhart Koselleck

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262611572

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

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Critique and Crisis established Reinhart Koselleck's reputation as the most importantGerman intellectual historian of the postwar period. This first English translation of Koselleck'stour de force demonstrates a chronological breadth, a philosophical depth, and an originality whichare hardly equalled in any scholarly domain. It is a history of the Enlightenment in miniature,fundamental to our understanding of that period and its consequences.Like Tocqueville, Koselleckviews Enlightenment intellectuals as an uprooted, unrealistic group of onlookers who sowed the seedsof the modern political tensions that first flowered in the French Revolution. He argues that it wasthe split that developed between state and society during the Enlightenment that fostered theemergence of this intellectual elite divorced from the realities of politics.Koselleck describes howthis disjunction between political authority proper and its subjects led to private spheres thatlater became centers of moral authority and, eventually, models for political society that tooklittle or no notice of the constraints under which politicians must inevitably work. In this wayprogressive bourgeois philosophy, which seemed to offer the promise of a unified and peaceful world,in fact produced just the opposite.The book provides a wealth of examples drawn from all of Europeto illustrate the still relevant message that we evade the constraints and the necessities of thepolitical realm at our own risk.Reinhart Koselleck is Professor of the Theory of History at theUniversity of Bielefeld and author of Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time. Critiqueand Crisis is included in the series Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought, edited by ThomasMcCarthy.

The Portable Enlightenment Reader

Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101127971

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 704

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The Age of Enlightenment of the 18th century, also called the Age of Reason, was so named for an intellectual movement that shook the foundations of Western civilization. In championing radical ideas such as individual liberty and an empirical appraisal of the universe through rational inquiry and natural experience, Enlightenment philosophers in Europe and America planted the seeds for modern liberalism, cultural humanism, science and technology, and laissez-faire Capitalism This volume brings together works from this era, with more than 100 selections from a range of sources. It includes examples by Kant, Diderot, Voltaire, Newton, Rousseau, Locke, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, and Paine that demonstrate the pervasive impact of Enlightenment views on philosophy and epistemology as well as on political, social, and economic institutions.

The Enlightenment

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 134909885X

Category: Enlightenment

Page: 95

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The Habsburg Monarchy, C. 1765-1918

From Enlightenment to Eclipse

Author: Robin Okey

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333396544

Category: History

Page: 464

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The Habsburg Monarchy thoroughly explores the dynastic characters and the multi-national complexity of the region as well as the way the Monarchy dealt with issues within the European framework, like the ending of Absolutism and education. The book spans from Joseph II’s accession as Holy Roman Emperor and joint ruler of the Habsburg lands with his Mother Maria Theresa in 1765 to its fall in 1918. Utilizing English, German, Serbo-Croat, Czech, and Magyar sources, as well as others, this book is the most comprehensive history of the Habsburg Empire ever written.

The Science of Culture in Enlightenment Germany

Author: Michael C. Carhart

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674026179

Category: History

Page: 360

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In the late 1770s, as a wave of revolution and republican unrest swept across Europe, scholars looked with urgency on the progress of European civilization. Carhart examines their approaches to understanding human development by investigating the invention of a new analytic category, "culture."

The Enlightenment

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Kieron O'Hara

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741537

Category: History

Page: 288

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Blamed for the disasters of the 20th century: Auschwitz, globalisation, Islamic terrorism; heralded as the harbinger of reason, equality, and the end of arbitrary rule, the Enlightenment has been nothing if not divisive. To this day historians disagree over when, where, and what it was (and sometimes, still is). Kieron O’Hara brings to life the history, politics, science, religion, arts, and social life of the Enlightenment and shows how it spawned some of the brightest thinkers in the history of humankind, from the radical Rousseau to the conservative Burke. Dr Kieron O’Hara is a Senior Researcher at Southampton University, UK