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    DescriptionThe 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, including Locke, Rousseau, Mary Wortley Montagu, Denis Diderot, and Moses Mendelssohn. She covers the movement's lengthy evolution in a comprehensive introduction, which establishes the issues central to understanding the documents and provides important background on the political and social debates of the period. All documents are preceded by headnotes.

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    The Enlightenment
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    Edited by Margaret C. Jacob
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 225
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 261 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312179977
    ISBN 10: 0312179979

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    Illustrations note
    14 illustrations, chronology, bibliography, index
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    20 February 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    MARGARET C. JACOB is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has published widely on science, religion, freemasonry and the origins of the Industrial Revolution. A past Guggenheim and Fulbright fellow, Jacob has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her first book The Newtonians and the English Revolution (1976) won the Gottschalk Prize from the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, of which she was president from 1997-1998
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    'This is an excellent collection. The clear and elegant introduction usefully discusses many current topics of interest regarding the Enlightenment, including the role of religion; the cultural processes of criticism; the social and gender status of the 'enlightened', and attitudes towards non-European societies and peoples. The well-chosen documents, combined with the author's fine introduction, should make this a very effective text for use in the classroom.' - John Marshall, Johns Hopkins University 'Jacob's introduction provides an original understanding of the Enlightenment, in particular through its exceptionally international treatment that explores England, France and deeper into the continent. The author is also very successful at merging more traditional intellectual history with newer approaches.The selection of documents gives the reader an excellent sense of the range of issues that absorbed the philosophers.' - Jack R. Censer, George Mason University
    Table of contents
    Foreword Preface PART ONE: INTRODUCTION: The Struggle to Create a New Culture Political Origins Scientific and Religious Origins The Public Sphere Enlightened Feminism Seventeenth Century Formal Philosophy and its Reworking A Clandestine Universe A Protestant Odyssey Travel Literature Anglophilia Crisis at Mid-Century Rousseau The International Republican Conversation, 1775-1800 Slavery The Legacy of Enlightenment PART TWO: THE DOCUMENTS John Locke, Some Thoughts Concerning Education, 1693 The Treatise on the Three Impostors Voltaire, Letters Concerning the English Nations, 1733 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Letters, 1716-1718 Denis Diderot, Encylopedia, 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 Chronology Selected Bibliography Index