Enlightenment A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312179979

ISBN-13: 9780312179977

Edition: 2001

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The movement called the Enlightenment swept through 18th-century Europe, forever changing the political, religious, and educational landscape. Margaret Jacob has assembled selections by important figures of the period.
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List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 10/4/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 237
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Margaret C. Jacob is a well-known scholar in early modern European history, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent book is THE FIRST KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY. HUMAN CAPITAL AND EUROPEAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 1750-1850. She currently teaches in the history department at UCLA. Her publications include: THE NEWTONIANS AND THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION (1978) and THE RADICAL ENLIGHTENMENT: PANTHEISTS, FREEMASONS, AND THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION (1981). James R. and Margaret C. Jacob have jointly edited THE ORIGINS OF ANGLO-AMERICAN RADICALISM (1983). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY she contributes the chapters on the Reformation, the National State, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.

List of Illustrations
Introduction: The Struggle to Create a New Culture
Political Origins
Scientific and Religious Origins
The Public Sphere
Enlightened Feminism
Reworking Seventeenth-Century Formal Philosophy
A Clandestine Universe
A Protestant Odyssey
Travel Literature
Mid-Century Crisis
The International Republican Conversation, 1775-1800
Slavery, Imperialism, and the French Revolution
The Legacy of the Enlightenment
A Note about the Text
The Documents
John Locke, Some Thoughts concerning Education, 1693
Treatise of the Three Impostors, 1719
Voltaire, Letters concerning the English Nation, 1733
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Letters, 1716-1718
Denis Diderot, Encyclopedia, 1751
Denis Diderot, Supplement to Bougainville's Voyage, 1772
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract, 1762
Immanuel Kant, What Is Enlightenment? 1784
Moses Mendelssohn, Jerusalem: Or on Religious Power and Judaism, 1783
An Enlightenment Chronology (1685-1800)
Selected Bibliography
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