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Enlightenment

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ISBN-10: 0521546818

ISBN-13: 9780521546812

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Dorinda Outram, William Beik, T. C. W. Blanning, Brendan Simms

List price: $34.00
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Debate over the meaning of 'Enlightenment' began in the eighteenth century and has continued unabated until our own times. This period saw the emergence of arguments on the nature of man, truth, the place of God, and the international circulation of ideas, people and gold. In the second edition of her book, Dorinda Outram studies the Enlightenment as a global phenomenon, comparing it against the period's broader social changes. The new edition also features a new introduction and chapter on slavery, and the bibliography and short biographies have been extended.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 182
Size: 6.02" wide x 8.98" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Dorinda Outram is Clark Professor of History at the University of Rochester. Her previous publications include Uneasy Careers and Intimate Lives: Women in Science, 1789-1979 (1987) and The Body and the French Revolution: Sex, Class and Political Culture (1989).

List of illustrations
Chronology
What is Enlightenment?
Coffee houses and consumers: the social context of Enlightenment
Enlightenment and government: new departure or business as usual?
Exploration, cross-cultural contact, and the ambivalence of the Enlightenment
When people are property: the problem of slavery in the Enlightenment
Enlightenment thinking about gender
Science and the Enlightenment: God's order and man's understanding
The rise of modern paganism? Religion and the Enlightenment
The end of the Enlightenment: conspiracy and revolution?