This book aims to add to existing knowledge of how eighteenth-century ideas of human nature and rights, of universal progress, peace, and wealth were embodied in texts and other artefacts, and how they served as the foundation for future discursive mobilisations of Enlightenment Cosmopolitanism.
Table of Contents
Part I: (Trans) National Perspectives 1. Germany: The Straggler as Leader 2. Cosmopolitanism, Patriotism, and Nationalism in the German and Austrian Enlightenment 3. Feeling across Borders: The Europeanization of Russian Nobility through Emotional Patterns Part II: Agents of Cosmopolitanism 4. Literary Cosmopolitanism and the Geography of Genius in Eighteenth-Century France 5. Spinoza's Impact on Europe 6. Cosmopolitan Book Publishing: The Case of the Encyclopédie Part III: Afterlives 7. Subjectivity and Cosmopolitan Enlightenment: Music and Don Giovanni 8. Heaven on Earth the Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise Again of the Concept of Progress in Anglo-American Anthropology 9. Cosmopolitanism in the Discursive Landscape of Modernity: Two Enlightenment Articulations 10. Enlightenment Cosmopolitanism: Western or Universal?