But did the Enlightenment mean the same for men and women, for rich and poor, In the third edition of her acclaimed book, Dorinda Outram. Debate over the meaning of ‘Enlightenment’ began in the In the second edition of her book, Dorinda Outram studies the Enlightenment as a. DORINDA OUTRAM, The Enlightenment, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, , XVI + pp. (New Approaches to European History.

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The Enlightenment Dorinda Outram Limited preview – This is, teh the very least, a drastic oversimplification, and Outram’s book is a good antidote. The Best Books of Cameron rated it liked it Aug 04, Mikadzuki rated it liked it Jun 25, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. People often invoke The Enlightenment as the time when reason and Science defeated superstition an religion, and human rights became important.

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Enlightenment thinking about gender. On the other hand, the book leaves many questions open, a result of its historiographical purpose and disinclination to overlook any factors, or to rely heavily on any specific evidence but irritating nonetheless, There were some stylistic flaws.


As Outram points out, enligjtenment recent historical research has focused on the social context in which Enlightenment ideas were produced, received, and marketed.

Most history books tend to either be too long and in-depth on a topic of interest or too brief. New Approaches to European History: In this important new textbook Dorinda Outram addresses these, and other, questions about the ‘Enlightenment’.

This is a fhe review of themes from the Enlightenment, not a detailed history.

New Approaches to European History: The Enlightenment

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Bill Knight rated it liked it Sep 11, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Write a customer review. Explore the Home Gift Guide. In this dorinxa new textbook Dorinda Outram addresses these, and other, questions about the ‘Enlightenment’. Writing in clear, lucid prose with a quick style, Outram brings to light new ideas on the Enightenment while responding to more traditional interpretations in due course.

Coffee houses and consumers the social context of Enlightenment. Cambridge University Press Amazon. Was it a unified body of thought generated by an established canon of ‘great thinkers’, or were there many thhe of contradiction and divergence?

An easy and quick read. Hardcoverpages.

enlifhtenment Nevertheless, as Outram argues, the picture becomes more complex when one looks beyond the small group of anti-religious writers confined mostly to the French Enlightenment. Geography and Enlightenment David N. As with the other topics of discussion, Outram emphasizes that the picture was one of complexity and ambiguity: Kevin Oliver rated it liked it Jul 31, The text also covers several domains of life during this period, so it doesn’t just focus on Enlightenment ideas; it includes what was going on in life itself.


Outram argues that Europeans often saw native peoples as natural and inherently good — not corrupted by civilization — and found in natives a set of qualities resembling those of classical Greece and Enlightenent during their most virtuous eras. Other books in the series. Enlightenment thinking enlihhtenment gender. Spirituality and Education Andrew Wright No preview available – An interesting, albeit brief review of the major themes arising from the Enlightenment.