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The Resource The roads to modernity : the British, French, and American enlightenments, Gertrude Himmelfarb

The roads to modernity : the British, French, and American enlightenments, Gertrude Himmelfarb

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The roads to modernity : the British, French, and American enlightenments
Title
The roads to modernity
Title remainder
the British, French, and American enlightenments
Statement of responsibility
Gertrude Himmelfarb
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Roads to Modernity reclaims the Enlightenment - an extraordinary time bursting with new ideas about the human condition in the realms of politics, society, and religion - from historians who have downgraded its importance and from scholars who have given preeminence to the Enlightenment in France over concurrent movements in England and America. Contrasting the Enlightenments in the three nations, Gertrude Himmelfarb demonstrates the primacy of the British and the wisdom and foresight of thinkers such as Adam Smith, David Hume, Thomas Paine, the Earl of Shaftesbury, Edward Gibbon, and Edmund Burke, who established its unique character and historic importance. It is this Enlightenment, she argues, that created a moral and social philosophy - humane, compassionate, and realistic - that still resonates strongly today, in America perhaps ever more so than in Europe." "This is a contribution to the history of ideas."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Himmelfarb, Gertrude
Dewey number
190/.9/033
Index
index present
LC call number
B802
LC item number
.H65 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Enlightenment
  • Enlightenment
  • Enlightenment
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • United States
  • Intellectual life
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Siècle des lumières
  • Siècle des lumières
  • Siècle des lumières
  • Vie intellectuelle
  • Philosophie
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • France
  • États-Unis
  • Enlightenment
  • Intellectual life
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
  • USA
  • Großbritannien
  • Frankreich
  • Intellectual life
  • Enlightenment
  • Enlightenment
  • Enlightenment
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • United States
Label
The roads to modernity : the British, French, and American enlightenments, Gertrude Himmelfarb
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-276) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The British Enlightenment : the sociology of virtue. "Social affections" and religious dispositions ; Political economy and moral sentiments ; Edmund Burke's Enlightenment ; Radical dissenters ; Methodism : "a social religion" ; "The age of benevolence" -- The French Enlightenment : the ideology of reason -- The American Enlightenment : the politics of liberty -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm53091118
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781400042364
Lccn
2003060576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781400042364
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53091118
  • (OCoLC)53091118
Label
The roads to modernity : the British, French, and American enlightenments, Gertrude Himmelfarb
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The British Enlightenment : the sociology of virtue. "Social affections" and religious dispositions ; Political economy and moral sentiments ; Edmund Burke's Enlightenment ; Radical dissenters ; Methodism : "a social religion" ; "The age of benevolence" -- The French Enlightenment : the ideology of reason -- The American Enlightenment : the politics of liberty -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm53091118
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781400042364
Lccn
2003060576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781400042364
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53091118
  • (OCoLC)53091118

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