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The cosmopolitan ideal in the age of revolution and reaction, 1776-1832 / by Michael Scrivener
Bib ID 5970150
Format BookBook
Author
Scrivener, Michael Henry, 1948-
 
Description London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, 2007 
viii, 279 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781851968336
1851968334
Series

Enlightenment world ; no. 2.

Summary

"Michael Scrivener examines the new internationalism which emerged in Europe during the Enlightenment. Critical of and distanced from his or her nation and class, the cosmopolitan intellectual formed an identity within a supranational community. A movement that started in elite salons moved to coffee-houses and public bars as the polity expanded to global dimensions." "The cosmopolitan ideal was to collapse, however, in the face of nationalisms which developed during the revolutionary wars in Europe. In his final chapter, Scrivener looks at the 'second generation' Romantics who struggled against nationalism at the moment it was triumphing. This is the first scholarly study of cosmopolitanism to take into account recent feminist and post-colonial critiques of the Enlightenment. Scrivener offers cosmopolitanism as a solution to contemporary struggles to reach a post-national politicalidentity."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • 1. Cosmopolitanism then and now
  • 2. Expanding the public sphere
  • 3. Women and justice
  • 4. Writing against slavery, race and empire
  • 5. Jewish questions
  • Conclusion : postnational cosmopolitanism?
 
Notes

Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-269) and index.

Subjects Cosmopolitanism -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.  |  Cosmopolitanism -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.  |  Internationalism -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.  |  Internationalism -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.  |  Enlightenment.  |  Romanticism.  |  Europe -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.  |  Europe -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.

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