Secular Enlightenment [Kietas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Hardback, 360 pages, aukštis x plotis: 216x140 mm, 13 b/w illus.
  • Išleidimo metai: 19-Feb-2019
  • Leidėjas: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN-10: 0691161321
  • ISBN-13: 9780691161327
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  • Formatas: Hardback, 360 pages, aukštis x plotis: 216x140 mm, 13 b/w illus.
  • Išleidimo metai: 19-Feb-2019
  • Leidėjas: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN-10: 0691161321
  • ISBN-13: 9780691161327
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
A major new history of how the Enlightenment transformed people's everyday lives The Secular Enlightenment is a panoramic account of the radical ways that life began to change for ordinary people in the age of Locke, Voltaire, and Rousseau. In this landmark book, familiar Enlightenment figures share places with voices that have remained largely unheard until now, from freethinkers and freemasons to French materialists, anticlerical Catholics, pantheists, pornographers, readers, and travelers. Margaret Jacob, one of our most esteemed historians of the Enlightenment, reveals how this newly secular outlook was not a wholesale rejection of Christianity but rather a new mental space in which to encounter the world on its own terms. She takes readers from London and Amsterdam to Berlin, Vienna, Turin, and Naples, drawing on rare archival materials to show how ideas central to the emergence of secular democracy touched all facets of daily life. Human frailties once attributed to sin were now viewed through the lens of the newly conceived social sciences. People entered churches not to pray but to admire the architecture, and spent their Sunday mornings reading a newspaper or even a risque book. The secular-minded pursued their own temporal and commercial well-being without concern for the life hereafter, regarding their successes as the rewards for their actions, their failures as the result of blind economic forces. A majestic work of intellectual and cultural history, The Secular Enlightenment demonstrates how secular values and pursuits took hold of eighteenth-century Europe, spilled into the American colonies, and left their lasting imprint on the Western world for generations to come.

Recenzijos

"Jacob is concerned with the social history of the Enlightenment-with how it was experienced, and not just by its luminaries. Popular almanacs, private diaries of those not normally at the center of historical attention, and the expansion of publishing into new and sometimes quite provocative genres all provide the worldliness she seeks to reveal with a more democratic horizon."-John H. Zammito, Rice University "Sweeping, original, and erudite. Jacob's lucidly written book exhibits a command of the source materials that few scholars can ever hope to aspire to, let alone attain."-Darrin M. McMahon, author of Happiness: A History

List of Images
ix
Acknowledgments xi
Prologue 1(5)
1 The Setting: Space Expanded and Filled Anew
6(27)
2 Time Reinvented
33(33)
3 Secular Lives
66(23)
4 Paris and the Materialist Alternative: The Widow Stockdorff
89(35)
5 The Scottish Enlightenment in Edinburgh
124(33)
6 Berlin and Vienna
157(47)
7 Naples and Milan
204(29)
8 The 1790s
233(30)
Epilogue 263(4)
Glossary of Names 267(14)
Notes 281(46)
Index 327
Margaret C. Jacob is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her many books include The Radical Enlightenment: Pantheists, Freemasons, and Republicans and The First Knowledge Economy: Human Capital and the European Economy, 1750-1850. She lives in Los Angeles.