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Encyclopedia of nineteenth-century thought /
edited by Gregory Claeys.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
description
xvi, 549 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0415244196
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London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
isbn
0415244196
catalogue key
5273177
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2005-07-01:
A distinguishing mark of this encyclopedia is its century-specific focus, which defines the 19th century roughly as beginning with the French Revolution and ending with WW I. Entries include individuals (political and historical figures predominate over literary), intellectual trends, and the history of academic disciplines. Although the entries are well written and collectively provide a good sense of 19th-century thought, other recent works provide greater depth of coverage. For example, New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. by M. C. Horowitz (6v., 2005) (CH, Jul'05, 42-6202), more thoroughly incorporates perspectives from the Americas, Africa, and Asia, while providing access to 19th-century topics through a detailed reader's guide. Encyclopedia of the Victorian Era, ed. by J. E. Adams et al. (4v., CH, Sep'04, 42-0047) provides unparalleled depth for Britain, as Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century, ed. by Paul Finkelman (3v., CH, Jun'01, 38-5348), does for the US. Claeys's encyclopedia in one slim volume may be more convenient to use, but it does not offer much that cannot be found elsewhere. Besides being expensive for a book of its size, its roster of contributors omits their affiliations. ^BSumming Up: Not recommended. M. Meola The College of New Jersey
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Covering the period from 1789 to 1914, this work primarily deals with key figures and ideas in social and political thinking, but entries also include science, religion, law, art, concepts of modernity, the body and health, thereby covering comprehensively the intellectual history of the period.
Main Description
This new resource provides essential information and critical insights into nineteenth-century thought and nineteenth-century thinkers. Covering the years 1789 to 1914,Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Thoughtis alphabetically organized and consists of: * Principal entries, divided into ideas (4000 words) and persons (2500 words) * Subsidiary entries of 1000 words, which are entirely biographical * Informational entries of 500 words, which are also biographical. From Immanuel Kant to Simon Bolivar; Charles Darwin to Elizabeth Stanton Cady; political economy to Japanese thought in the Nineteenth Century, theEncyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Thoughtcovers not only social and political thinking, but also philosophy, economics, science, religion, law, art, concepts of modernity, the body and health, and much more.
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Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Thought provides essential information on, and a critical interpretation of, nineteenth-century thought and nineteenth-century thinkers. The project takes as its temporal boundary the period 1789 to 1914. Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Thought primarily covers social and political thinking, but key entries also survey science, religion, law, art, concepts of modernity, the body and health, and so on, and thereby take into account all of the key developments in the intellectual history of the period. The encyclopedia is alphabetically organized, and consists of: * principal entries, divided into ideas (4000 words) and persons (2500 words) * subsidiary entries of 1000 words, which are entirely biographical * informational entries of 500 words, which are also biographical.
Table of Contents
Aesthetics, Painting and Architecture
Anti-Colonial Movements and Ideas
Conservatism, Authority and Tradition
Culture and Popular Culture
Darwinism and Social Darwinism
Democracy, Populism and Rights
Early Socialism
Feminism and the Female Franchise Movement
Hegel and Hegelianism
Historiography and the Idea of Progress
Ideas of War and Peace
Imperialism and Empire
Indian Thought in the Nineteenth Century
Industrialism, Poverty and the Working Classes
Intellectuals, Elites and Meritocracy
Islamic Thought in the Nineteenth Century
Japanese Thought in the Nineteenth Century
Main Currents in Philosophy
Main Currents in Scientific Thought
Marx, Marxism and Social Democracy
Mythology, Classicism and Antiquarianism
Poetry, Literature, and Drama
Political Economy
Race, Anthropology and the Primitive
Religion, Secularisation, and the Crisis of Faith
Romanticism, Individualism and Ideas of the Self
Russian Thought in the Nineteenth Century
Science
Sexualities: Masculinities, Femininities and Gende<$$$>
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