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The Enlightenment & the BookScottish Authors & Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America

The Enlightenment & the Book: Scottish Authors & Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America

Richard B. Sher

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226752525
eISBN:
9780226752549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226752549.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

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 ... More

Fire under the AshesAn Atlantic History of the English Revolution

Fire under the Ashes: An Atlantic History of the English Revolution

John Donoghue

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226157658
eISBN:
9780226072869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072869.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Through a study of Coleman Street Ward, the citadel of London puritanism, this book explores the English Revolution as an Atlantic event shaped by the reciprocal development of the “old” and “new ... More

Travels into PrintExploration, Writing, and Publishing with John Murray, 1773-1859

Travels into Print: Exploration, Writing, and Publishing with John Murray, 1773-1859

Innes M. Keighren, Charles W. J. Withers, and Bill Bell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226429533
eISBN:
9780226233574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226233574.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The book examines the production of more than 200 books of exploration and travel in the period between James Cook’s voyages in the Pacific Ocean, and John Franklin’s sensational death on Arctic ice. ... More

Visions of SodomReligion, Homoerotic Desire, and the End of the World in England, c. 1550-1850

Visions of Sodom: Religion, Homoerotic Desire, and the End of the World in England, c. 1550-1850

H. G. Cocks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226438665
eISBN:
9780226438832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226438832.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed in a storm of fire and brimstone sent from heaven, as recorded in Genesis. The biblical story provided perhaps the most important reference point in ... More

Walter Ralegh's History of the World and the Historical Culture of the Late Renaissance

Walter Ralegh's History of the World and the Historical Culture of the Late Renaissance

Nicholas Popper

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226675008
eISBN:
9780226675022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675022.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Imprisoned in the Tower of London after the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603, Sir Walter Ralegh spent the next seven years producing his massive History of the World. Created with the aid of a ... More

The Wild Girl, Natural Man, and the MonsterDangerous Experiments in the Age of Enlightenment

The Wild Girl, Natural Man, and the Monster: Dangerous Experiments in the Age of Enlightenment

Julia V. Douthwaite

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226160559
eISBN:
9780226160573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226160573.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This study looks at the lives of the most famous “wild children” of eighteenth-century Europe, showing how they open a window onto European ideas about the potential and perfectibility of mankind. ... More

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