The Scottish Enlightenment: Race, Gender, and the Limits of Progress (BOK)

Silvia Sebastiani

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The Scottish Enlightenment's model of history was a universal progression from savagery to civil society, whereby women emancipated themselves and men left barbarism behind. Such a conception, however, elided problematic questions: Why were the Americans still 'savage'? Why had only Europe completed this process? Could modern societies escape the decadence of earlier empires? Now available for the first time in English, this definitive study teases out the contradictions and complexities of the Scottish Enlightenment, showing how its unresolved tensions between universalism and hierarchy, progress and reaction, defined its contribution to modernity.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Silvia Sebastiani
ISBN 9780230114913
Antall sider 272 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 316 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Social & cultural history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900