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The Enlightenment World


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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.

Series Editor:          Michael T Davis (Griffith University)

Series Co-Editors:  Jack Fruchtman (Towson University)
                                 Kevin Gilmartin (Caltech)
                                 Jon Mee (University of York)

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Henry Redhead Yorke, Colonial Radical Politics and Identity in the Atlantic World, 1772-1813

Henry Redhead Yorke, Colonial Radical: Politics and Identity in the Atlantic World, 1772-1813

1st Edition

By Amanda Goodrich
February 28, 2019

This is a political, cultural and intellectual biography of the neglected but important figure, Henry Redhead Yorke. A West Indian of African/British descent, born into a slave society but educated in Georgian England, he developed a complex identity to which politics was key. The most ...

The Edinburgh Review in the Literary Culture of Romantic Britain Mammoth and Megalonyx

The Edinburgh Review in the Literary Culture of Romantic Britain: Mammoth and Megalonyx

1st Edition

By William Christie
January 21, 2016

From its first issue, published on the 10th October 1802, Francis Jeffrey's "Edinburgh Review" established a strong reputation and exerted a powerful influence. This is a literary study of the "Edinburgh Review" for over fifty years. It contextualizes the periodical within the culture wars of the ...

Liberating Medicine, 1720–1835

Liberating Medicine, 1720–1835

1st Edition

By Steve Clark
February 08, 2016

During the 18th century medicine became an autonomous discipline and practice. Surgeons justified themselves as skilled practitioners and set themselves apart from the unspecialized, hack barber-surgeons of early modernity. This title presents 17 essays on the relationship between medicine and ...

Adam Ferguson: History, Progress and Human Nature

Adam Ferguson: History, Progress and Human Nature

1st Edition

Edited By Eugene Heath, Vincenzo Merolle
January 21, 2016

Unique among the leading figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Ferguson saw two eighteenth-century revolutions, the American and the French. This monograph contains essays that range across all of Ferguson's works to investigate his engagement with contemporary events and his contributions to our ...

Adam Ferguson: Philosophy, Politics and Society

Adam Ferguson: Philosophy, Politics and Society

1st Edition

By Eugene Heath
January 21, 2016

Unique among the leading figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Ferguson saw two eighteenth-century revolutions, the American and the French. This monograph contains a set of essays that analyse Ferguson's philosophical, political and sociological writings and the discourse which they prompted ...

British Visions of America, 1775-1820 Republican Realities

British Visions of America, 1775-1820: Republican Realities

1st Edition

By Emma Macleod
January 21, 2016

Macleod examines changing British conceptions of America across the political spectrum during a period of political, cultural and intellectual upheaval. Macleod incorporates British writers of conservative, liberal and radical views....

Charlotte Smith in British Romanticism

Charlotte Smith in British Romanticism

1st Edition

Edited By Jacqueline Labbe
January 21, 2016

Charlotte Smith's early sonnets established the genre as a Romantic form; her novels advanced sensibility beyond its reliance on emotional facility; and her blank verse initiated one of the most familiar of Romantic verse forms. This volume draws together the best of current scholarship....

Dialogue, Didacticism and the Genres of Dispute Literary Dialogues in the Age of Revolution

Dialogue, Didacticism and the Genres of Dispute: Literary Dialogues in the Age of Revolution

1st Edition

By Adrian J Wallbank
January 21, 2016

Dialogue was a pivotal genre for the spread of Enlightenment ideas. Focusing on non-canonical British writers Wallbank examines the evolution of dialogue as a genre during the Romantic period....

Enlightenment and Modernity The English Deists and Reform

Enlightenment and Modernity: The English Deists and Reform

1st Edition

By Wayne Hudson
January 21, 2016

The writers known as the English deists were not simply religious controversialists, but agents of reform who contributed to the emergence of modernity. This title claims that these writers advocated a failed ideology which itself declined after 1730. It argues for an evolution of their ideas into ...

Harlequin Empire Race, Ethnicity and the Drama of the Popular Enlightenment

Harlequin Empire: Race, Ethnicity and the Drama of the Popular Enlightenment

1st Edition

By David Worrall
January 21, 2016

Under the 1737 Licensing Act, Covent Garden, Dury Lane and regional Theatres Royal held a monopoly on the dramatic canon. This work explores the presentation of foreign cultures and ethnicities on the popular British stage from 1750 to 1840. It argues that this illegitimate stage was the site for a...

John Thelwall: Radical Romantic and Acquitted Felon

John Thelwall: Radical Romantic and Acquitted Felon

1st Edition

Edited By Steve Poole
January 21, 2016

John Thelwall was a Romantic and Enlightenment polymath. In 1794 he was tried and acquitted of high treason, earning himself the disdainful soubriquet 'acquitted felon' from Secretary of State for War, William Windham. Later, Thelwall's interests turned to poetry and plays, and was a collaborator ...

Montesquieu and England Enlightened Exchanges, 1689–1755

Montesquieu and England: Enlightened Exchanges, 1689–1755

1st Edition

By Ursula Haskins Gonthier
January 21, 2016

Gonthier sets Montesquieu's work in the context of early eighteenth-century Anglo-French relations, taking a comparative approach to show how Montesquieu's engagement with English thought and writing persisted throughout his writing career....

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