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The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments

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About the Author

Gertrude Himmelfarb taught for twenty-three years at Brooklyn College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where she was named Distinguished Professor of History in 1978. Now Professor Emeritus, she lives with her husband, Irving Kristol, in Washington, D.C. Her previous books include The De-Moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values; On Looking into the Abyss: Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society; Poverty and Compassion: The Moral Imagination of the Late Victorians; The New History and the Old; Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians; The Idea of Poverty: England in

the Early Industrial Age; On Liberty and Liberalism: The Case of John Stuart Mill; Victorian Minds (nominated for a National Book Award); Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution; and Lord Acton: A Study in Conscience and Politics.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Prologue

The British Enlightenment: The Sociology of Virtue

1. “Social Affections” and Religious Dispositions

2. Political Economy and Moral Sentiments

3. Edmund Burkes Enlightenment

4. Radical Dissenters

5. Methodism: “A Social Religion”

6. “The Age of Benevolence”

The French Enlightenment: The Ideology of Reason

The American Enlightenment: The Politics of Liberty

Epilogue

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400077229
Author:
Himmelfarb, Gertrude
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Enlightenment
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Enlightenment -- France.
Subject:
France Intellectual life 18th century.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
history;philosophy;enlightenment;18th century;culture;history of ideas
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.03x5.20x.63 in. .50 lbs.

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