Peripheries of the Enlightenment /
edited by Richard Butterwick, Simon Davies and Gabriel Sánchez Espinosa.
Oxford : Voltaire Foundation, 2008.
ix, 340 p.
0729409260 (pbk.), 9780729409261 (pbk.)
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Oxford : Voltaire Foundation, 2008.
0729409260 (pbk.)
9780729409261 (pbk.)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contributors approach the 'peripheries' of the Enlightenment from a historical and literary-historical perspective and discuss its ideas, its applications, its critics and the word 'Enlightenment' itself. The idea of a 'periphery' is similarly examined for national, provincial and urban contexts ranging from Mexico to Russia, and from Voltaire's peripheral perch at Ferney to the provincial pulpits of outspoken critics of the 'enlightened age'.

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