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The Enlightenment World: Political and Intellectual History of the Long Eighteenth Century


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[Current P&C blurb]: This series features monographs that take an innovative and challenging look at the political and intellectual history of the Enlightenment period. The richness of the Enlightenment experience makes it a significant topic for study. It had a profound impact on nearly every aspect of life during the long eighteenth century and many of its values are familiar to modern society. Some of the key themes that this series embraces include the scientific revolution; philosophical origins and progress of the Enlightenment; high and popular culture; the political impact of the Enlightenment; and its comparative impact in a broad European context.

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Cameralism and the Enlightenment Happiness, Governance and Reform in Transnational Perspective

Cameralism and the Enlightenment Happiness, Governance and Reform in Transnational Perspective

1st Edition

Ere Nokkala, Nicholas B. Miller
December 03, 2019

Cameralism and the Enlightenment reassesses the relationship between two key phenomena of European history often disconnected from each other. It builds on recent insights from global history, transnational history and Enlightenment studies to reflect on the dynamic interactions of cameralism, an ...

Cultures of Improvement in Scottish Romanticism, 1707-1840

Cultures of Improvement in Scottish Romanticism, 1707-1840

1st Edition

Alex Benchimol, Gerard Lee McKeever
April 11, 2018

The first applied research volume in Scottish Romanticism, this collection foregrounds the concept of progress as 'improvement' as a constitutive theme of Scottish writing during the long eighteenth century. It explores improvement as the animating principle behind Scotland’s post-1707 project of ...

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