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The Enlightenment World


About the Series

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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A Forgotten Christian Deist Thomas Morgan

A Forgotten Christian Deist: Thomas Morgan

1st Edition

By Jan van den Berg
July 23, 2021

This is a cultural and intellectual biography of a neglected but important figure, Thomas Morgan (1671/2–1743). Educated at Bridgewater Academy, he was active as Presbyterian preacher, medical practitioner, and one of the first who called himself a Christian Deist. Morgan was not only a harbinger ...

British Jacobin Politics, Desires, and Aftermaths Seditious Hearts

British Jacobin Politics, Desires, and Aftermaths: Seditious Hearts

1st Edition

By James Epstein, David Karr
February 16, 2021

This book explores the hopes, desires, and imagined futures that characterized British radicalism in the 1790s, and the resurfacing of this sense of possibility in the following decades. The articulation of “Jacobin” sentiments reflected the emotional investments of men and women inspired by the ...

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

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

1st Edition

Edited By 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 ...

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 25, 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 ...

Cultures of Improvement in Scottish Romanticism, 1707-1840

Cultures of Improvement in Scottish Romanticism, 1707-1840

1st Edition

Edited By 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 ...

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 20, 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

Edited By Tristanne Connolly, Steve Clark
February 04, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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....

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