History: Book Series

The Enlightenment World

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)

  • Henry Redhead Yorke, Colonial Radical

    Politics and Identity in the Atlantic World, 1772-1813, 1st Edition

    By Amanda Goodrich

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-02-28
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  • Liberating Medicine, 1720–1835

    1st Edition

    By Steve Clark

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-02-08
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  • Montesquieu and England

    Enlightened Exchanges, 1689–1755, 1st Edition

    By Ursula Haskins Gonthier

    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.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • The Poetic Enlightenment

    Poetry and Human Science, 1650–1820, 1st Edition

    By Rowan Boyson

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • William Wickham, Master Spy

    The Secret War Against the French Revolution, 1st Edition

    By Michael Durey

    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.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • John Thelwall: Radical Romantic and Acquitted Felon

    1st Edition

    Edited by Steve Poole

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Charlotte Smith in British Romanticism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jacqueline Labbe

    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.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Representing Humanity in the Age of Enlightenment

    1st Edition

    By Alexander Cook

    The Enlightenment era saw European thinkers increasingly concerned with what it meant to be human. This collection of essays traces the concept of ‘humanity’ through revolutionary politics, feminist biography, portraiture, explorer narratives, libertine and Orientalist fiction, the philosophy of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Rhyming Reason

    The Poetry of Romantic-Era Psychologists, 1st Edition

    By Michelle Faubert

    During the Romantic era, psychology and literature enjoyed a fluid relationship. Faubert focuses on psychologist-poets who grew out of the literary-medical culture of the Scottish Enlightenment. They used poetry as an accessible form to communicate emerging psychological, cultural and moral ideas.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Adam Ferguson: Philosophy, Politics and Society

    1st Edition

    By Eugene Heath

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Harlequin Empire

    Race, Ethnicity and the Drama of the Popular Enlightenment, 1st Edition

    By David Worrall

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Writing the Empire

    Robert Southey and Romantic Colonialism, 1st Edition

    By Carol Bolton

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • The Scottish People and the French Revolution

    1st Edition

    By Bob Harris

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Dialogue, Didacticism and the Genres of Dispute

    Literary Dialogues in the Age of Revolution, 1st Edition

    By Adrian J Wallbank

    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.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • The Cosmopolitan Ideal

    1st Edition

    By Michael Scrivener

    Examines the new internationalism which emerged in Europe during the Enlightenment. This is the study of cosmopolitanism, which takes into account feminist and post-colonial critiques of the Enlightenment. It also offers cosmopolitanism as a solution to contemporary struggles to reach a…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • British Visions of America, 1775-1820

    Republican Realities, 1st Edition

    By Emma Macleod

    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.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • The Evolution of Sympathy in the Long Eighteenth Century

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Lamb

    This work represents a concise history of sympathy in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, considering the phenomenon of shared feeling from five related angles: charity, the market, global exploration, theatre, and torture.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Adam Ferguson: History, Progress and Human Nature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Eugene Heath, Vincenzo Merolle

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Sociability and Cosmopolitanism

    Social Bonds on the Fringes of the Enlightenment, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Burrow, Scott Brueninger

    This collection of essays expands the focus of Enlightenment studies to include countries outside the core nations of France, Germany and Britain. Notions of sociability and cosmopolitanism are explored as ways in which people sought to improve society.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Enlightenment and Modernity

    The English Deists and Reform, 1st Edition

    By Wayne Hudson

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • The Language of Whiggism

    Liberty and Patriotism, 1802–1830, 1st Edition

    By Kathryn Chittick

    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.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • The Spirit of the Union

    Popular Politics in Scotland, 1st Edition

    By Gordon Pentland

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • The English Deists

    Studies in Early Enlightenment, 1st Edition

    By Wayne Hudson

    Interprets the works of an important group of writers known as 'the English deists'. This title argues that this interpretation reads Romantic conceptions of religious identity into a period in which it was lacking. It contextualizes these writers within the early Enlightenment, which was…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • The Edinburgh Review in the Literary Culture of Romantic Britain

    Mammoth and Megalonyx, 1st Edition

    By William Christie

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Robert and James Adam, Architects of the Age of Enlightenment

    1st Edition

    By Ariyuki Kondo

    During the second half of the eighteenth century British architecture moved away from the dominant school of classicism in favour of a more creative freedom of expression. At the forefront of this change were architect brothers Robert and James Adam. Kondo’s work places them within the context of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • William Godwin and the Theatre

    1st Edition

    By David O'Shaughnessy

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Ebenezer Hazard, Jeremy Belknap and the American Revolution

    1st Edition

    By Russell M Lawson

    Ebenezer Hazard – a classicist and natural scientist – became postmaster general in 1782. A prolific letter-writer, his favourite correspondent was Jeremy Belknap, a clergyman and historian. Their letters to each other provide an informative and insightful history of the time through everyday…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Romantic Localities

    Europe Writes Place, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christoph Bode, Jacqueline Labbe

    Romantic Localities explores the ways in which Romantic-period writers of varying nationalities responded to languages, landscapes – both geographical and metaphorical – and literatures.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • The Sublime Invention

    Ballooning in Europe, 1783–1820, 1st Edition

    By Michael R Lynn

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • William Cobbett, Romanticism and the Enlightenment

    Contexts and Legacy, 1st Edition

    Edited by James Grande, John Stevenson

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-05-01
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  • Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Republicanism

    Independence, Rights and the Experience of Unfreedom, 1st Edition

    By Lena Halldenius

    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’.…

    Hardback – 2015-03-01
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  • Before Blackwood's

    Scottish Journalism in the Age of Enlightenment, 1st Edition

    By Alex Benchimol

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-02-01
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  • The Enlightenment World 1-25

    1st Edition

    Contains the first ten books from the series.…

    Hardback – 2014-06-01
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  • The Enlightenment World 1–10

    1st Edition

    Contains the first ten books from the series.…

    Hardback – 2010-06-14
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