The Wodrow-Kenrick Correspondence 1750-1810, Volume I

Author: Martin Fitzpatrick

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Page: 688

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The Birmingham banker Samuel Kenrick and Reverend James Wodrow of Ayrshire met as students at the University of Glasgow in the 1740s, and corresponded for over six decades. The correspondence of these men, in this volume covering the years 1750-1783, is an exceptional source for the study of British culture and society in the era of Enlightenment.

The Wodrow-Kenrick Correspondence 1750-1810

1750-1783

Author: Martin Fitzpatrick

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Category: Great Britain

Page: 564

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The Birmingham banker Samuel Kenrick and Reverend James Wodrow of Ayrshire met as students at the University of Glasgow in the 1740s, and corresponded for over six decades. The correspondence of these men, in this volume covering the years 1750-1783, is an exceptional source for the study of British culture and society in the era of Enlightenment.

Early Responses to Hume’s Life and Reputation: Part 1

Author: James Fieser

Publisher: James Fieser

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 430

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This work is the ninth in the 10-volume series "Early Responses to Hume", which is an edited and annotated collection of eighteenth-and nineteenth-century critical reactions to Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776) . Both a philosopher and historian, he was infamous in his day for his skeptical views on human nature, knowledge, metaphysics, and religion.

Early Responses to Hume's Life And Reputation

Volumes 9 and 10

Author: James Fieser

Publisher: A&C Black

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 882

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This set presents dozens of early biographically-related discussions of Hume in their most complete form, reset, annotated and introduced by James Fieser. It includes anecdotes, discussions of Hume as an infidel, and fictitious dialogues in which Hume is a character. It also contains newly discovered accounts of Hume's alleged secret deathbed anguish, and the most detailed bibliography yet of eighteenth and nineteenth-century responses to Hume. The final volume concludes with an index to the complete ten-volume collection.

The Enlightenment and the Book

Scottish Authors and Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America

Author: Richard B. Sher

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 842

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The late eighteenth century witnessed an explosion of intellectual activity in Scotland by such luminaries as David Hume, Adam Smith, Hugh Blair, William Robertson, Adam Ferguson, James Boswell, and Robert Burns. And the books written by these seminal thinkers made a significant mark during their time in almost every field of polite literature and higher learning throughout Britain, Europe, and the Americas. In this magisterial history, Richard B. Sher breaks new ground for our understanding of the Enlightenment and the forgotten role of publishing during that period. The Enlightenment and the Book seeks to remedy the common misperception that such classics as The Wealth of Nations and The Life of Samuel Johnson were written by authors who eyed their publishers as minor functionaries in their profession. To the contrary, Sher shows how the process of bookmaking during the late eighteenth-century involved a deeply complex partnership between authors and their publishers, one in which writers saw the book industry not only as pivotal in the dissemination of their ideas, but also as crucial to their dreams of fame and monetary gain. Similarly, Sher demonstrates that publishers were involved in the project of bookmaking in order to advance human knowledge as well as to accumulate profits. The Enlightenment and the Book explores this tension between creativity and commerce that still exists in scholarly publishing today. Lavishly illustrated and elegantly conceived, it will be must reading for anyone interested in the history of the book or the production and diffusion of Enlightenment thought.

Primary Resources in History

A Guide to the Microform Collections of the University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries

Author: University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries

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Category: History

Page: 175

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The Correspondence of Richard Price: February 1786-February 1791

Author: Richard Price

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

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This third and final volume in the series completes the known extant correspondence of Richard Price (1723-1791). Perhaps best known as a political philosopher, Price made significant contributions to Anglo-American intellectual life in the late eighteenth century in a variety of fields. This remarkable collection of letters, most previously unpublished, is impressive for the breadth of topics covered--religion, theology, politics, education, liberty, finance, demography, and insurance. Price's correspondence with Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Rush, and other Americans concern the issues of slavery, the rebellion in Massachusetts, use of paper money, opposition to the establishment of religion, and the status of the federal government. Letters to Priestly, Lansdowne, and others in Britain are about science and technology, the crisis in the United Provinces, armed neutrality, the national debt, revolution, religious sects, and foreign relations. In his correspondence with French leaders following the fall of the Bastille, particularly with le Duc del la Rochefoucauld, Price expresses his high hopes for the growth of civil and religious freedom in France. Indispensable for an understanding of the work of one of the best known and most distinguished Welshmen of the eighteenth century, this book--and the series--will also be of interest to those who study the history of ideas.

Political Trials in an Age of Revolutions

Britain and the North Atlantic, 1793—1848

Author: Michael T. Davis

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Social Science

Page: 398

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This collection provides new insights into the ’Age of Revolutions’, focussing on state trials for treason and sedition, and expands the sophisticated discussion that has marked the historiography of that period by examining political trials in Britain and the north Atlantic world from the 1790s and into the nineteenth century. In the current turbulent period, when Western governments are once again grappling with how to balance security and civil liberty against the threat of inflammatory ideas and actions during a period of international political and religious tension, it is timely to re-examine the motives, dilemmas, thinking and actions of governments facing similar problems during the ‘Age of Revolutions’. The volume begins with a number of essays exploring the cases tried in England and Scotland in 1793-94 and examining those political trials from fresh angles (including their implications for legal developments, their representation in the press, and the emotion and the performances they generated in court). Subsequent sections widen the scope of the collection both chronologically (through the period up to the Reform Act of 1832 and extending as far as the end of the nineteenth century) and geographically (to Revolutionary France, republican Ireland, the United States and Canada). These comparative and longue durée approaches will stimulate new debate on the political trials of Georgian Britain and of the north Atlantic world more generally as well as a reassessment of their significance. This book deliberately incorporates essays by scholars working within and across a number of different disciplines including Law, Literary Studies and Political Science.

Early Responses to Hume’s Life and Reputation: Part 2

Author: James Fieser

Publisher: James Fieser

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 477

View: 111

This work is the last in the 10-volume series "Early Responses to Hume", which is an edited and annotated collection of eighteenth-and nineteenth-century critical reactions to Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776) . Both a philosopher and historian, he was infamous in his day for his skeptical views on human nature, knowledge, metaphysics, and religion.

A Bibliography of Hume's Writings and Early Responses

Author: James Fieser

Publisher: James Fieser

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Category: Philosophy

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View: 306

This work is a supplement to the 10-volume series "Early Responses to Hume", which is an edited and annotated collection of eighteenth-and nineteenth-century critical reactions to Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776) . Both a philosopher and historian, he was infamous in his day for his skeptical views on human nature, knowledge, metaphysics, and religion.

Protestant Nonconformists and the West Midlands of England

Papers Presented at the First Conference of the Association of Denominational Historical Societies and Cognate Libraries

Author: Association of Denominational Historical Societies and Cognate Libraries. Conference

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Category: Dissenters, Religious

Page: 179

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Examining the contribution of Protestant Nonconformity to society in England's industrial heartland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this study shows how a commitment to social transformation linked, amongst others, Quakers, Unitarians and Primitive Methodists.

Newsletter

Author: British Association for American Studies

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Category: United States

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Guide to Microforms in Print 2006

Author Title

Author: K G Saur Books

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1431

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The Most Disreputable Trade

Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810

Author: Thomas F. Bonnell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: History

Page: 387

View: 962

This fascinating book probes the origins of mass-market series of literary 'classics'. Highly informative about the book trade in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Bonnell's study is also rich in details about book illustration, copyright law, canon formation, consumer culture, and the history of reading.