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Toleration in Enlightenment Europe


Ole Peter Grell, Roy Porter, Martin Fitzpatrick, Robert Wokler, Sylvana Tomaselli, Jonathan I. Israel, Ernestine van der Wall, Justin Champion, Marisa Linton, Joachim Whaley, Karl Vocelka, Michael G. Müller, Nicholas Davidson, Henry Kamen
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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521032162

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  • The Enlightenment is often seen as the great age of religious and intellectual toleration, and this 1999 volume is a systematic European survey of the theory, practice, and very real limits to toleration in eighteenth-century Europe. A distinguished international team of contributors demonstrate how the publicists of the European Enlightenment developed earlier ideas about toleration, gradually widening the desire for religious toleration into a philosophy of freedom seen as a fundamental attribute and a precondition for a civilized society. Nonetheless Europe never uniformly or comprehensively embraced toleration during the eighteenth century: although religious toleration was central to the Enlightenment project, advances in toleration were often fragile and short-lived.

    • Vastly distinguished and genuinely pan-European team of editors and contributors
    • A systematic survey of a central component of the 'Enlightenment Project'
    • Successor volume to highly successful Grell/Scribner collection (as above)
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    'This volume has some real insights to offer, and will rekindle interest in an issue which remains absolutely central to the enlightenment as a whole.' Thomas Munck, Journal of Ecclesiastical History

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    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521032162
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.429kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    1. Toleration in Enlightenment Europe Ole Peter Grell and Roy Porter
    2. Toleration and the Enlightenment movement Martin Fitzpatrick
    3. Multiculturalism and ethnic cleansing in the Enlightenment Robert Wokler
    4. Intolerance, the virtue of Princes and Radicals Sylvana Tomaselli
    5. Spinoza, Locke and the Enlightenment battle for toleration Jonathan I. Israel
    6. Toleration and Enlightenment in the Dutch Republic Ernestine van der Wall
    7. Toleration and citizenship in Enlightenment England: John Toland and the naturalisation of the Jews, 1714–53 Justin Champion
    8. Citizenship and religious toleration in France Marisa Linton
    9. A tolerant society? Religious toleration in the Holy Roman Empire, 1648–1806 Joachim Whaley
    10. Enlightenment in the Habsburg Monarchy: history of a belated and short-lived phenomenon Karl Vocelka
    11. Toleration in Eastern Europe: the dissident question in eighteenth-century Poland-Lithuania Michael G. Müller
    12. Toleration in Enlightenment Italy Nicholas Davidson
    13. Inquisition, tolerance and liberty in eighteenth-century Spain Henry Kamen

  • Editors

    Ole Peter Grell, University of Cambridge

    Roy Porter, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London


    Ole Peter Grell, Roy Porter, Martin Fitzpatrick, Robert Wokler, Sylvana Tomaselli, Jonathan I. Israel, Ernestine van der Wall, Justin Champion, Marisa Linton, Joachim Whaley, Karl Vocelka, Michael G. Müller, Nicholas Davidson, Henry Kamen

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