The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought (The Cambridge History of Political Thought)

The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought (The Cambridge History of Political Thought)

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Mark Goldie, Robert Wokler
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reprint, 9/15/2016
EAN 9781316630280, ISBN10: 1316630285

Paperback, 936 pages, 23 x 15.2 x 4.9 cm
Language: English

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.

Citations and abbreviations
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