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The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought

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Sylvana Tomaselli, Mark Goldie, Richard H. Popkin, Dale K. Van Kley, Melvin Richter, Daniel Roche, Haydn Mason, Wolfgang Pross, Knud Haakonssen, James Moore, David Lieberman, Patrick Riley, Istvan Hont, T. J. Hochstrasser, Donald Winch, Michael Sonenscher, Derek Beales, Keith Tribe, Frederick Rosen, Iring Fetscher, Gordon S. Wood, Keith Baker, Iain Hampsher-Monk, Robert Wokler
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  • Date Published: September 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316630280

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  • This major work of academic reference provides a comprehensive overview of the development of western political thought during the European enlightenment. Written by a distinguished team of international contributors, this Cambridge History is the latest in a sequence of volumes that is now firmly established as the principal reference source for the history of political thought. Every major theme in eighteenth-century political thought is covered in a series of essays at once scholarly and accessible, and the essays are complemented by extensive guides for further reading, and brief biographical notes of the major characters in the text, including Rousseau, Montesquieu and David Hume. Of interest and relevance to students and scholars of politics and history at all levels from beginning undergraduate upwards, this volume chronicles one of the most exciting and rewarding of all periods in the development of western thinking about politics, man (and increasingly woman), and society.

    • Contributors are all leading international academics
    • Provides comprehensive coverage complemented with further reading guides and biographical notes
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    "The European Enlightenment is often regarded as the defining moment of modernity in western society....The contributors t othis volume have succeeded in providing a comprehensive exploration of this moment in history...The work is highly recommended and an essential reference guide for anyone researching this period of history of Western society." -- American Reference Books Annual

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    • Date Published: September 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316630280
    • length: 936 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 152 x 49 mm
    • weight: 1.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Citations and abbreviations
    Introduction
    Part I. The Ancien Régime and its Critics:
    1. The spirit of nations Sylvana Tomaselli
    2. The English system of liberty Mark Goldie
    3. Scepticism, priestcraft, and toleration Richard H. Popkin and Mark Goldie
    4. Piety and politics in the century of lights Dale K. Van Kley
    Part II. The New Light of Reason:
    5. The comparative study of regimes and societies Melvin Richter
    6. Encyclopaedias and the diffusion of knowledge Daniel Roche
    7. Optimism, progress, and philosophical history Haydn Mason
    8. Naturalism, anthropology, and culture Wolfgang Pross
    Part III. Natural Jurisprudence and the Science of Legislation:
    9. German natural law Knud Haakonssen
    10. Natural rights in the Scottish Enlightenment James Moore
    11. The mixed constitution and the common law David Lieberman
    12. Social contract theory and its critics Patrick Riley
    Part IV. Commerce, Luxury, and Political Economy:
    13. The early Enlightenment debate on commerce and luxury Istvan Hont
    14. Physiocracy and the politics of laissez-faire T. J. Hochstrasser
    15. Scottish political economy Donald Winch
    16. Property, community, and citizenship Michael Sonenscher
    Part V. The Promotion of Public Happiness:
    17. Philosophical kingship and Enlightened despotism Derek Beales
    18. Cameralism and the sciences of the state Keith Tribe
    19. Utilitarianism and the reform of the criminal law Frederick Rosen
    20. Republicanism and popular sovereignty Iring Fetscher
    Part VI. The Enlightenment and Revolution:
    21. The American Revolution Gordon S. Wood
    22. Political languages of the French Revolution Keith Baker
    23. British radicalism and the anti-Jacobins Iain Hampsher-Monk
    24. Ideology and the origins of social science Robert Wokler
    Biographies
    Bibliographies
    Index.

  • Authors

    Mark Goldie, Churchill College, Cambridge
    Mark Goldie is a University Senior Lecturer in History and a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.

    Robert Wokler, Yale University, Connecticut
    Robert Wokler (1942–2006) taught for many years at the University of Manchester, and subsequently taught at Yale University, Connecticut.

    Contributors

    Sylvana Tomaselli, Mark Goldie, Richard H. Popkin, Dale K. Van Kley, Melvin Richter, Daniel Roche, Haydn Mason, Wolfgang Pross, Knud Haakonssen, James Moore, David Lieberman, Patrick Riley, Istvan Hont, T. J. Hochstrasser, Donald Winch, Michael Sonenscher, Derek Beales, Keith Tribe, Frederick Rosen, Iring Fetscher, Gordon S. Wood, Keith Baker, Iain Hampsher-Monk, Robert Wokler

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