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But did the Enlightenment mean the same for men and women, for rich and poor, In the third edition of her acclaimed book, Dorinda Outram. Debate over the meaning of ‘Enlightenment’ began in the In the second edition of her book, Dorinda Outram studies the Enlightenment as a. DORINDA OUTRAM, The Enlightenment, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, , XVI + pp. (New Approaches to European History.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Looking for beautiful books? Showing of 10 reviews. Read more Read less. Suggestions for further reading. Debate over the meaning of ‘Enlightenment’ began in the eighteenth century and still continues to this day. In this important new textbook Dorinda Outram addresses these, and other, questions about the ‘Enlightenment’.

In the third edition of her acclaimed book, Dorinda Outram addresses these, and other questions about the Enlightenment as controversy increases about its place at the foundation of modernity.

Similarly, the relationship between the monarchy and the people was one of complexity.

Religion did, however, come under threat during the Enlightenment, and the application of reason to the interpretation of scripture heightened the ambivalence surrounding not only Christianity, but also the legitimacy of the monarchs who found sanction by evoking a divine order. Enlightwnment rated it liked it Jan 17, LivingstoneCharles W.


The rise of modern paganism? This new edition offers a new chapter on political economy, a completely revised further reading section, and a new feature on electronic sources to stimulate primary research.

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Did it mean the same for men and for women, for rich and poor, or for European and non-European? Bill Knight rated it liked it Sep 11, But did the Enlightenment mean the same for men and women, for rich and poor, for Europeans and non-Europeans? Lists with This Book. Return to Book Page. Get to Know Us. One person found this helpful.

Was it a unified body of thought generated by an nelightenment canon of ‘great thinkers’, or were there many areas of contradiction and divergence?

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Most history books tend to either be too long and in-depth on a topic of interest or too brief. Cameron rated it liked it Aug 04, Her previous publications include Uneasy Careers and Intimate Lives: She studies it as a global phenomenon, setting the period against broader social changes. Refresh and try again. She opens the book with a discussion of differing interpretations of the Enlightenment, in particular an essay contest in a Berlin newspaper in Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

European History Early Modern History: People often invoke The Enlightenment as the time when reason and Science defeated superstition an religion, and human rights became important. It was worth it.


Published September 29th by Cambridge University Press first published This period saw the emergence of arguments on the nature of man, truth, the place of God, and the international circulation of ideas, people and gold. And, to counter the typical attention paid to the increasing interest in science, the text also shows the proliferation of utterly non-scientific literature aimed at far less than enlightened minds. There remained certain contradictions, of course, such as the exclusion of large numbers of people from the exercise of universal rights, and the Enlightenment certainly influenced the course of the Revolution ofbut as Outram emphasizes throughout her book, the connections are less direct, and the Enlightenment less unified, than historians have traditionally assumed.

Heretofore the two fields of inquiry had been closely connected, and indeed remained so for much of the eighteenth century. One of the greatest contradictions within Enlightenment thought involves that of gender. But did the Enlightenment mean the same for men and women, for rich and poor, for Europeans and non-Europeans?