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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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The Language of Whiggism Liberty and Patriotism, 1802–1830

The Language of Whiggism: Liberty and Patriotism, 1802–1830

1st Edition

By Kathryn Chittick
January 20, 2016

The premise of Chittick's study is that the national discourse found in British periodical literature of 1802-30 is crucial to an understanding of the literary language of the era....

The Poetic Enlightenment Poetry and Human Science, 1650–1820

The Poetic Enlightenment: Poetry and Human Science, 1650–1820

1st Edition

By Rowan Boyson
January 20, 2016

The essays in this edited collection look at the role of poetry in the development of Enlightenment ideas. As scholarly disciplines began to emerge – anthropology, linguistics, psychology – the ancient art of poetry was invoked to create new ways of defining and expanding this philosophy of human ...

The Scottish People and the French Revolution

The Scottish People and the French Revolution

1st Edition

By Bob Harris
January 20, 2016

Presents a study of the political culture of Scotland in the 1790s. This book compares the emergence of 'the people' as a political force, with popular political movements in England and Ireland. It analyses Scottish responses to the French Revolution across the political spectrum; explaining ...

The Spirit of the Union Popular Politics in Scotland

The Spirit of the Union: Popular Politics in Scotland

1st Edition

By Gordon Pentland
January 20, 2016

Pentland's study has 3 aims: to place the uprising in a wider context by exploring the modes of extra-parliamentary politics between 1815 and1820 as well as the situation outside Scotland; (ii) to provide the first full account of the rising itself; and (iii) to examine the legacies of both the ...

The Sublime Invention Ballooning in Europe, 1783–1820

The Sublime Invention: Ballooning in Europe, 1783–1820

1st Edition

By Michael R Lynn
January 20, 2016

Ballooning, like the Enlightenment, was a Europe-wide movement and a massive cultural phenomenon. Lynn argues that in order to understand the importance of science during the age of the Enlightenment and Atlantic revolutions, it is crucial to explain how and why ballooning entered and stayed in the...

William Godwin and the Theatre

William Godwin and the Theatre

1st Edition

By David O'Shaughnessy
January 20, 2016

William Godwin is one of the most important figures of the Romantic period. He wrote four plays at the end of the 18th/beginning of the 19th centuries. This book has two main objectives: to provide the first comprehensive discussion of these four plays, and to consider the notion of theatricality ...

William Wickham, Master Spy The Secret War Against the French Revolution

William Wickham, Master Spy: The Secret War Against the French Revolution

1st Edition

By Michael Durey
January 20, 2016

A biography of William Wickham (1761-1840), Britain's master spy on the Continent for more than five years during the French Revolutionary wars. It follows Wickham's career to narrate the rise and fall of his secret service community....

Writing the Empire Robert Southey and Romantic Colonialism

Writing the Empire: Robert Southey and Romantic Colonialism

1st Edition

By Carol Bolton
January 20, 2016

Examines a range of Robert Southey's writing to explore the relationship between Romantic literature and colonial politics during the expansion of Britain's second empire. This study draws upon a range of interdisciplinary materials to consider the impact of his work upon nineteenth-century views ...

Before Blackwood's Scottish Journalism in the Age of Enlightenment

Before Blackwood's: Scottish Journalism in the Age of Enlightenment

1st Edition

By Alex Benchimol
July 16, 2015

This collection of essays is the result of a major conference focusing specifically on the role of Scotland’s print culture in shaping the literature and politics of the long eighteenth century. In contrast to previous studies, this work treats Blackwood’s Magazine as the culmination of a long ...

Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Republicanism Independence, Rights and the Experience of Unfreedom

Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Republicanism: Independence, Rights and the Experience of Unfreedom

1st Edition

By Lena Halldenius
July 16, 2015

Mary Wollstonecraft is a writer whose work continues to provoke scholarly debate. Halldenius explores Wollstonecraft’s political philosophy, focusing on her treatment of republicanism and independence, to propose a new way of reading her work – that of a ‘feminist republican’....

William Cobbett, Romanticism and the Enlightenment Contexts and Legacy

William Cobbett, Romanticism and the Enlightenment: Contexts and Legacy

1st Edition

Edited By James Grande, John Stevenson
July 16, 2015

William Cobbett was one of the greatest journalists of his day. Humbly born in Surrey, following a career in the British army in Canada from 1784, he cut his journalistic teeth as the loyalist 'Peter Porcupine' in the United States, defending all things British against the French Revolution and its...

The Enlightenment World 1-25

The Enlightenment World 1-25

1st Edition


June 01, 2014

Contains the first ten books from the series....

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