The Atlantic Enlightenment

The Atlantic Enlightenment

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Was there an Atlantic Enlightenment? This collection takes up the question, bringing together leading international scholars who cross disciplinary boundaries to offer new insights into the historical, literary, and material conditions that generated a major transatlantic genre of writing. The essays address questions of race, political economy, and the transmission of Enlightenment ideas in literary, political, and religious contexts on both sides of the Atlantic during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.Paul Giles* The word a#39;enlightenmenta#39; was used descriptively in writing of the late- eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries to refer to certain kinds of mental processes. Immanuel Kant, in his 1784 essay a#39;What is Enlightenmenta#39;, associated anbsp;...


Title:The Atlantic Enlightenment
Author: Susan Manning, Francis D. Cogliano
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2008
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