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Introduction

TILL WAHNBAECK

in Luxury and Public Happiness: Political Economy in the Italian Enlightenment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269839
eISBN:
9780191710056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269839.003.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter presents the central claim of this study which is the critical incorporation of the themes of the European Enlightenment by regional elites, embedded in local intellectual tradition and ... More


The 1790s

Margaret C. Jacob

in The Secular Enlightenment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691161327
eISBN:
9780691189123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161327.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the Italian Enlightenment. From the time of Galileo onward, the new science was ill understood on the Italian peninsula. The heresy hunters stood guard against a system that ... More


Hume's ‘Meek’ Philosophy among the Milanese

Emilio Mazza

in Impressions of Hume

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199256525
eISBN:
9780191719707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256525.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter looks closely at the reception of Hume's ideas in the 18th-century ‘coterie de Milan’: Alessandro and Pietro Verri and Cesare Beccaria. Alessandro, a traveller to Paris and London in ... More


Italian Historical Writing, 1680–1800

Edoardo Tortarolo

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0019
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines historical writing in Italy from 1680–1800. Topics covered include the impact of antiquarianism on historical writing; the importance of universal history; the tradition of ... More


The Contest for Knowledge: Debates over Women's Learning in Eighteenth-Century Italy

Maria Gaetana Agnesi

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226010540
eISBN:
9780226010564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010564.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

At a time when women were generally excluded from scholarly discourse in the intellectual centers of Europe, four extraordinary female letterate proved their parity as they lectured in prominent ... More


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