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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 45–61.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Mary McAlpin The College of William & Mary 2000 45 Between Men for All Eternity: Feminocentrism in Montesquieu’s Lettres persanes On la mena dans sa chambre, et...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 36–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Keith Johnston Montesquieu's climatological theory of character played an important role in English musical criticism in the third quarter of the eighteenth century and helped form an intellectual basis for an English critique of Italian comic opera in the sentimental mode. Critics like Joseph...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 109–113.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of philosophical problems and disagreements, covering a period from the mid- eighteenth century to the 1780s. Sebastiani begins by considering Montesquieu (a monogenist) and Hume (a polygenist), whose philosophical encounter in 1748, she persuasively claims, set the terms for all subsequent Scottish Enlightenment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 87–91.
Published: 01 September 2015
... with a hefty dose of institu- tional complexity in the form of veto points, shared decision making, and mul- tiple chambers of debate. This emphasis on institutionalized moderation bears the heavy stamp of Montesquieu, although not, interestingly, the familiar Montesquieu of the separation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 115–119.
Published: 01 April 2014
... and advocate a more inclusive approach to eighteenth-­century fiction. Part 1, entitled “Pseudoethnographies,” examines texts and translations by Giovanni Paolo Marana, Behn, Antoine Galland, Defoe, Montesquieu, Goldsmith, and Elizabeth Hamilton. The ideas of these two chapters, and those...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 221–225.
Published: 01 January 2011
... in the writ- ings of Jean-­Baptiste Labat and perpetuated by figures such as Montesquieu. Troubling Amnesia     22 3 Elsewhere, Miller meticulously exposes the gaps and silences in the memory of the trade, showing how the widely promoted and self-­congratulatory...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 69–82.
Published: 01 April 2002
...: Ah qu’il est beau de voir ensemble Et la sagesse & la valeur. (p. 14) The idea expressed here was one of the motives behind Montesquieu’s L’Esprit des lois of 1748, which contains a rigorous critique of absolutist...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 51–77.
Published: 01 September 2006
...- tus stories in the original Greek and Latin, French translations and sev- enteenth- and eighteenth-century compilations of ancient history, such as Charles Rollin’s Histoire Romaine (1738), Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet’s Discours sur l’histoire universelle (1681), and Montesquieu’s Considérations sur...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 98–116.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... ECL26308-OConn.q4.jw.SH 3/25/03 3:32 PM Page 100 100 Eighteenth-Century Life Ethno-Philosophy Perhaps the key eighteenth-century text for global theorizations of mar- riage is Book 16 of Montesquieu’s L’Esprit des lois (1748). It applied a theory...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 148–152.
Published: 01 January 2009
... the literature and art criticism of this period, Russo demonstrates that the philosophes’ lofty condemnation of modern taste did not prevent them from succumbing to its appeal. Modern styles may have seemed excessively superficial and contingent in their values, but Montesquieu, Diderot, and Voltaire...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 225–245.
Published: 01 September 2002
... is to denigrate that which it catalogues. Bougainville’s description of sacred items recalls the rhetoric employed by French Enlightenment authors such as Montesquieu, Graffigny, and ECL26314-Greene.q4.jw.SH 3/25/03 3:38 PM Page 232 232 Eighteenth-Century Life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 115–126.
Published: 01 September 2007
... use of Montesquieu’s theories of monarchy to critique imperial governance in her 1787 play Such Things Are. O’Quinn maintains that Inchbald explores “notions of virtue, honor, and fear, which lie at the heart of Montesquieu’s theorization of democracy, monarchy, and despotism, respectively...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 17–22.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of the age: Montesquieu, Diderot, Voltaire, and Rousseau. It is true that later genera- tions metonymically equated these figures with the Enlightenment, and it is also true that as a littéraire Brewer is more inclined to work with these sources, but one is left to wonder about how sites of intellectual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 81–87.
Published: 01 January 2007
... defense of an extensive republic from Hume’s essay “Idea of a Perfect Com- monwealth.” Classical wisdom held that public virtue and hence liberty itself could not survive in a large republic; Montesquieu off ered a concise formula- tion of this in his Spirit of the Laws (VIII, 16): “It is natural...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 135–141.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Montesquieu’s “Secret Chain” (Newark: Univ. of Delaware, 2005). Pp. 289. $50. ISBN 0-87413-922-8 Schabas, Margaret, and Neil De Marchi, eds. Oeconomics in the Age of Newton. Annual Supplement to Volume 35, History of Political Economy (Durham: Duke Univ., 2003). Pp. 394. $59.95. ISBN 0...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 137–144.
Published: 01 September 2014
...,” at Montpellier’s Musée Fabre in late 2013, then in Lausanne’s Foundation de l’Hermitage in early 2014. 12.  There are actually seven entries on taste, as authoritative Jacques Proust has pointed out, since Voltaire’s entry has five subentries, among them contributions by Montesquieu (a posthumous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 119–125.
Published: 01 April 2015
..., and Olivia Murphy, eds. Anna Letita Barbauld: New Perspectives (Lewisburg: Bucknell Univ., 2014). Pp. xvii + 392. 10 ills. $95 Miller, Marla R. Rebecca Dickinson: Independence for a New England Woman (Boulder: Westview, 2014). Pp. xxii + 194. $20 paper Montesquieu, Charles-Louis de Secondat...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 156–164.
Published: 01 January 2002
..., & Paul A. Rahe, eds. Montesquieu’s Science of Politics: Essays on “The Spirit of Laws” (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001). Pp. 458. $26.95 paper. ISBN 0-7425-1181-2 Chalkin, Christopher. The Rise of the English Town, 1650–1850 (Cambridge...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 88–96.
Published: 01 January 2007
... librarian of the Advocates Library in 1752. Hume was probably lying in the letter to the abbé because he was worried that Voltaire was stealing his thun- der by writing the new sort of philosophical and social history to which Hume aspired. Voltaire and Montesquieu, whose L’esprit des lois (1748) also...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 23–48.
Published: 01 April 2003
... ways, opined.40 Philosophical history, following Montesquieu, valued a natural history that eliminated the local and uncer- tain, that is the individual,from historical analysis; in the words of Hume “What depends upon a few persons is, in a great measure, to be ascribed to chance, or secret...