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Political Ideas of Enlightenment Women by Lisa Curtis-Wendlandt

Title Political Ideas of Enlightenment Women
Author Lisa Curtis-Wendlandt
Publisher Routledge
Release 2016-04-22
Category History
Total Pages 295
ISBN 1317078756
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This edited collection showcases the contribution of women to the development of political ideas during the Enlightenment, and presents an alternative to the male-authored canon of philosophy and political thought. Over the course of the eighteenth century increasing numbers of women went into print, and they exploited both new and traditional forms to convey their political ideas: from plays, poems, and novels to essays, journalism, annotated translations, and household manuals, as well as dedicated political tracts. Recently, considerable scholarly attention has been paid to women’s literary writing and their role in salon society, but their participation in political debates is less well studied. This volume offers new perspectives on some better known authors such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Catharine Macaulay, and Anna Laetitia Barbauld, as well as neglected figures from the British Isles and continental Europe. The collection advances discussion of how best to understand women’s political contributions during the period, the place of salon sociability in the political development of Europe, and the interaction between discourses on slavery and those on women’s rights. It will interest scholars and researchers working in women’s intellectual history and Enlightenment thought and serve as a useful adjunct to courses in political theory, women’s studies, the history of feminism, and European history.

Political Ideas of Enlightenment Women by Lisa Curtis-Wendlandt

Title Political Ideas of Enlightenment Women
Author Lisa Curtis-Wendlandt
Publisher Routledge
Release 2016-04-22
Category History
Total Pages 264
ISBN 1317078764
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This edited collection showcases the contribution of women to the development of political ideas during the Enlightenment, and presents an alternative to the male-authored canon of philosophy and political thought. Over the course of the eighteenth century increasing numbers of women went into print, and they exploited both new and traditional forms to convey their political ideas: from plays, poems, and novels to essays, journalism, annotated translations, and household manuals, as well as dedicated political tracts. Recently, considerable scholarly attention has been paid to women’s literary writing and their role in salon society, but their participation in political debates is less well studied. This volume offers new perspectives on some better known authors such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Catharine Macaulay, and Anna Laetitia Barbauld, as well as neglected figures from the British Isles and continental Europe. The collection advances discussion of how best to understand women’s political contributions during the period, the place of salon sociability in the political development of Europe, and the interaction between discourses on slavery and those on women’s rights. It will interest scholars and researchers working in women’s intellectual history and Enlightenment thought and serve as a useful adjunct to courses in political theory, women’s studies, the history of feminism, and European history.

Virtue Liberty and Toleration by Jacqueline Broad

Title Virtue Liberty and Toleration
Author Jacqueline Broad
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release 2007-07-23
Category History
Total Pages 216
ISBN 1402058950
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This volume serves as an introduction to a rich and as yet under-explored period in the history of women’s ideas. The volume provides a partial insight into the richness and complexity of women’s political ideas in the centuries prior to the French Revolution. The essays in this collection examine women’s political writings with particular reference to the themes of virtue (especially the virtue of phronesis or prudence), liberty, and toleration.

Title The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft
Author Sandrine Berges
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2016
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 262
ISBN 019876684X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"Several of the papers in this volume were first presented at a conference on The Social and Political Thought of Mary Wollstonecraft at Birkbeck, University of London in May 2013. This workshop itself was a follow-up to a conference on Mary Wollstonecraft: Philosophy and Enlightenment in Lund University in February 2012."--Page vii.

Title A History of Women s Political Thought in Europe 1700 1800
Author Karen Green
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2014-12-04
Category History
Total Pages 315
ISBN 1107085837
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book explores and examines the political philosophies of enlightenment women across Europe in the eighteenth century.

The Enlightenment by David Williams

Title The Enlightenment
Author David Williams
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 1999-09-23
Category History
Total Pages 534
ISBN 9780521564908
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Enlightenment is an authoritative anthology of the key political writings from 'one of the best and most hopeful episodes in the life of mankind'. The texts are supported by a lucid introduction exploring their moral, philosophical, political and economic background, enabling the student to grasp both the context and the essence of each argument. Biographical notes and carefully selected bibliographies offer further help. The selection includes not only mainstream theories but also texts by authors actively engaged in the politics of the day, offering a broad and genuinely trans-European perspective. David Williams, a distinguished Enlightenment scholar, offers readers a view of the evolution of Enlightenment political thinking in a variety of contexts: natural law, the civil order, the nation state, government, civil rights, women's rights, international relations, economics, crime and punishment, and revolution. Students of political science, history, European studies, international relations, law and philosophy will find this an invaluable resource.

Rebel Writer by Wendy Gunther-Canada

Title Rebel Writer
Author Wendy Gunther-Canada
Publisher
Release 2001
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 203
ISBN 9780875802800
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Blending biography, gender theory, and political analysis, Gunther-Canada charts Mary Wollstonecraft's transformation from female reader to pioneer feminist author. She shows how Wollstonecraft's pathbreaking A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and other works confronted traditional notions of femininity and authority and provided the first systematic argument for women's political rights. Wollstonecraft's writings represent a rebellion against Jean-Jacques Rousseau's portrayal of women as dangerous coquettes and Edmund Burke's vision of women as beautiful and apolitical weaklings. Her revolutionary political theory challenged the separation of public and private spheres by insisting that women could be rational players in the Enlightenment's script of liberty and individualism. Gunther-Canada gives us a Wollstonecraft who forthrightly confronted the politics of gender and genre and incited revolt against the prevailing view of women as creatures born only to "propagate and rot." Rebel Writer shows how Wollstonecraft's political ideology guided her personal life--she bore a child out of wedlock and later married amid scandal--and how her attempts to unite the personal and the political ended in 1797, with her tragic early death in childbed. For more than two hundred years Wollstonecraft's life has served as a cautionary tale of the dangers of women's participation in revolutionary politics. Now Gunther-Canada shows us how Wollstonecraft subverted the patriarchal plot of political theory and framed an alternative vision of women as citizens, making her truly a "rebel writer."

The Other Enlightenment by Carla Alison Hesse

Title The Other Enlightenment
Author Carla Alison Hesse
Publisher
Release 2001
Category History
Total Pages 233
ISBN 9780691074726
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

""The Other Enlightenment" is a masterpiece of analytic clarity and historical acumen. Focusing on women's writing rather than on discourses about women, Carla Hesse shows that the French Revolution provided women with unprecedented access to print culture. Never again would the number of published women writers sink to pre-revolutionary levels. Anyone interested in women's access to bourgeois modernity will have to read this pathbreaking book."--Toril Moi, author of "What is a Woman?" "Carla Hesse has given us an astonishing new look at women's struggle for independent expression and moral autonomy during the French Revolution and afterward. Denied the political and civil rights of men, literary women plunged into the expanded world of publication, answering the men's philosophical treatises with provocative novels about women's choices and chances. Lively and learned, "The Other Enlightenment" links women from Madame de Stael to Simone de Beauvoir in an alternate and daring path to the modern."--Natalie Zemon Davis, author of "The Return of Martin Guerre" "Hesse takes the history of women and gender into exciting new territory. She gives women of the past a chance to talk back, to tell their stories, and to reveal how an alternative history can be discovered through their writings and even through the very act of writing. Hesse's groundbreaking evidence about women writers and their publications is bound to stimulate new work for years to come. Combining print history with literary and philosophical analysis, she argues a provocative and important thesis: that the growing market economy in print offered women new opportunities for self expression through fiction and for making public claims to moral autonomy. Women thus managed to define their own worlds, even as their public and private lives were legally subjugated to those of their fathers and husbands."--Lynn Hunt, University of California, Los Angeles "Hesse combines an insightful reading of key figures in the history of French women's letters with an astute understanding of the role of print culture in the making of modern society. She has produced a highly readable, extremely persuasive book. Against those who see the rise of modern society as erecting barriers to women's full equality and independence, Hesse finds cause for greater optimism."--Joan B. Landes, Pennsylvania State University "This book is a long-awaited tour-de-force by a major historian. It is sure to become an instant and enduring classic in French history and literary studies, a provocative and compelling argument to be reckoned with by anyone concerned about the possibilities for female subjectivity and women's full participation in modern Western culture and public life."--Margaret Waller, Pomona College

Sexual Politics in the Enlightenment by Mary Seidman Trouille

Title Sexual Politics in the Enlightenment
Author Mary Seidman Trouille
Publisher SUNY Press
Release 1997-01-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 426
ISBN 9780791434895
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Explores the way seven women writers of the eighteenth century responded to Rousseau, and traces his crucial influence on their literary careers.

Title The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft
Author Sandrine Bergès
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2016-11-10
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 240
ISBN 0191079421
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Interest in the contribution made by women to the history of philosophy is burgeoning. Intense research is underway to recover their works which have been lost or overlooked. At the forefront of this revival is Mary Wollstonecraft. While she has long been studied by feminists, and later discovered by political scientists, philosophers themselves have only recently begun to recognise the value of her work for their discipline. This volume brings together new essays from leading scholars, which explore Wollstonecraft's range as a moral and political philosopher of note, both taking a historical perspective and applying her thinking to current academic debates. Subjects include Wollstonecraft's ideas on love and respect, friendship and marriage, motherhood, property in the person, and virtue and the emotions, as well as the application her thought has for current thinking on relational autonomy, and animal and children's rights. A major theme within the book places her within the republican tradition of political theory and analyses the contribution she makes to its conceptual resources.