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The Irish Enlightenment

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$42.00 • £33.95 • €38.00

ISBN 9780674045774

Publication Date: 05/02/2016


640 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Introduction: Locating the Irish Enlightenment
  • I. The Religious Enlightenment, 1688–ca. 1730
    • 1. The Presbyterian Enlightenment and the Nature of Man
    • 2. The Anglican Enlightenment and the Nature of God
    • 3. The Catholic Enlightenment and the Nature of Law
  • II. The Social Enlightenment, ca. 1730–ca. 1760
    • 4. Languages of Civility
    • 5. The Enlightened Counter Public
    • 6. Communities of Interest
  • III. The Political Enlightenment, ca. 1760–1798
    • 7. A Culture of Trust?
    • 8. Fracturing the Irish Enlightenment
    • 9. An Enlightened Civil War
  • Conclusion: Ireland’s Missing Modernity
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index

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