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A Comparative Look at the Scottish and German Enlightenments

Fania Oz-salzberger

in Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205197
eISBN:
9780191676543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205197.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter compares the Scottish Enlightenment and the German Aufklärung, which were among the most lively and distinct national variants of the European Enlightenment. It examines the passage of ... More


Intellectual Background

Monika Baár

in Historians and Nationalism: East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581184
eISBN:
9780191722806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581184.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 4, ‘Intellectual Background’, attempts to reconstruct the intellectual background which informed the historians' mindset and argues that the vantage point of such study must be their own ... More


When Was the Scottish Enlightenment?

Cairns Craig

in Intending Scotland: Explorations in Scottish Culture since the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637133
eISBN:
9780748653478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637133.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter determines why it took till the 1970s for W. R. Scott's notion of a Scottish Enlightenment to gain general acknowledgment and why, when that acknowledgment did come, it was in the ... More


Eighteenth-Century Scotland and the Three Unions

Colin Kidd

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is concerned with the way Enlightenment Scotland viewed the British unions. The focus of the Scottish Enlightenment was on the deeper social and economic underpinnings of political ... More


The Significance of Scotland in Germany

Fania Oz-salzberger

in Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205197
eISBN:
9780191676543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205197.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the impact and influence of the Scottish Enlightenment on the German Aufklärung. Scottish works formed an important segment of the general influx of British books into Germany ... More


Improving Nations

Amanda Kay McVety

in Enlightened Aid: U.S. Development as Foreign Policy in Ethiopia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796915
eISBN:
9780199933266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796915.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

The contemporary idea of progress, which provided the foundation of Point Four, originated in eighteenth-century Great Britain’s commercial revolution. Natural philosophers in Scotland looked to the ... More


Postscript: On Writing the History of Scottish Philosophy in the Age of Enlightenment

Paul Wood

in Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, Volume I: Morals, Politics, Art, Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199560677
eISBN:
9780191761300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560677.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reflects on the historiographical challenge posed by the subject matter of this volume. There is the contentious question of whether there came into being in the eighteenth century a ... More


Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Fania Oz-Salzberger

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205197
eISBN:
9780191676543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205197.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is a study of the transmission of political ideas across languages and cultures, and in particular of a notably fruitful encounter between two distinct branches of 18th-century political ... More


Creating Culture: The Case of the Scottish Enlightenment

Jeffrey A. Bell

in Deleuze's Hume: Philosophy, Culture and the Scottish Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634392
eISBN:
9780748652464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634392.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers Scottish Enlightenment as a case study. In presenting a Deleuzian intellectual history of the Scottish Enlightenment, it argues that the creativity of the period needs to be ... More


Introduction

R. A. Houston

in Social Change in the Age of Enlightenment: Edinburgh 1660–1760

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204381
eISBN:
9780191676222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204381.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses Edinburgh, which is the capital of Scotland and is easily the largest city in the country. It gives a description of the burghs in the city, the economy, the important ... More


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