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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 62–80.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Margarette Lincoln Duke University Press 2007 Mutinous Behavior on Voyages to the South Seas and Its Impact on Eighteenth-Century Civil Society Margarette Lincoln National Maritime...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 8–29.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Thomas Keymer This essay approaches the Jacobite rising of 1745–46 as constituting, by most Enlightenment and modern definitions, a civil war, and considers the implications for poems written during or soon after the rising by William Collins, Hester Mulso (later Chapone), Tobias Smollett...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 69–87.
Published: 01 September 2021
... understanding of war. Even as they represented battlefield violence and death with visceral intensity, they understood battlefield space itself to be grounded in affective practices associated with enlightened modes of virtue, sensibility, and civility. There the chaos and horror of conflict gave way to duty...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 36–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... role in climatic determinism, and the important part it could play in a civil society. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 music climate theory Montesquieu Baretti Italian opera • Music and Montesquieu’s Climate Theory...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 59–72.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and the English Civil War. Jean-Paul Marat also appreciatively referred to this history, and hints such as these suggest that this work was quite well known in France before the Revolution, although a French translation was not published there until 1791-92. This paper provides an overview of Macaulay's influence...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2012
... to imagine and promote an idea of civil society governed by norms of a benevolent “politeness.” One function of the new culture of politeness was to reconcile readers to the massive increase in military activity. This essay will explore the process of reconciliation in the two most influential periodicals...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2010
..., and progress. The discourse on grafting helped authors articulate their understandings of the merits or faults of civilization, just as it also allowed them to define good civic participation and ideal forms of stewardship of the land. Furthermore, insofar as grafts could be read as figures...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2019
... and labor. Crusoe’s adventures as a shipwright allow Defoe to explore and complicate the boundaries between civilized and “savage” in his novel, and to imagine the possibilities of a new colonial dispensation of labor marked by collaboration between indigenous and European workers. Defoe Crusoe canoe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 30–50.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Melinda Alliker Rabb “Swift, Secret History, and War” argues that the relationship between Swift’s writing, reading, and his abiding interest in the English Civil Wars produced a distinctive contribution to the discourses that arose after the reestablishment of monarchy, called “secret histories...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 119–139.
Published: 01 September 2020
... that, during the early years of the French revolution, had reason to feel especially vulnerable to the threat of civil disorder; she therefore had a particular incentive to see the horrors of war abroad in relation to the fear of social unrest at home. For Smith, who identified herself publicly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 160–164.
Published: 01 September 2020
... be real- ized, Melinda Rabb argues in her contribution to this special issue: not for Jonathan Swift any more than [Walter] Benjamin s angel or [Judith] But- ler s spectral agent. Swift obsessively studied histories of the English Civil War, a conšict that had devastated his father s family and brought...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 109–113.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., William Robertson, John Millar, and Henry Home, Lord Kames, elaborated a history of civil society (45) as a spe- cific response to Montesquieu and Hume s row. Their history of civil society, broadly construed, posited man as a historical product (45). All peoples, they explained, progressed through...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 January 2001
... about gallantry. Often overlooked in studies of civility, female writers of the eighteenth century voice consider- able dissent from the general opinion on gallantry. In particular, they question the degree to which men have forsaken violence, as well...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 81–87.
Published: 01 September 2010
... political perspectives as well as her thinking about the Civil War. Sig- nificantly, it also contains excerpts from her military biography of her husband, The Life of the Thrice Noble, High and Puissant Prince William Cavendishe (1667), a text that has not been reprinted since 1916. In Astell’s case...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 1–7.
Published: 01 September 2020
... grappling with the reality of war and its lasting e˜ects.2 It was, after all, an era of almost incessant war, from the English Civil Wars through the revolutionary and Napoleonic battles at the turn of the nineteenth century.3 The Age of Rea- son is also the Age of War an age, then, far beyond the scope...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 43–61.
Published: 01 September 2001
... This would not only alter the nature and spirit of warfare but also the larger culture of which it is so integral a part. In Power and Civility, Norbert Elias writes that the state’s unique “monopoly of physical force Eighteenth-Century Life 25 (Fall 2001): 43–61 ©...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 32–46.
Published: 01 April 2001
..., Hume’s norm is, to use a term that he sought to rescue from opprobrium, the world of material “luxury.”6 The medieval church, with its tithes and Peter’s Pence and po- litical entanglements, depleted capital and fomented civil dissensions, and thus hindered...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 88–93.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and the other Society Islands, to Tonga and Vanuatu (the Friendly Islands), to New Zealand. Guest argues that they charted the progression of sociability and civility almost by latitude and longitude. Gender served as the primary term in the voyagers’ classifcation of the societies and forms of labor...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 January 2006
... lengths to explain the absence of Druids in Ossian. The story he tells in the dissertation accompanying the Fingal volume is of a civil war occasioned by the refusal of Fingal’s grand- father to hand over the kingship, originally an elected offi ce overseen by the Druids, but which had for several...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 87–112.
Published: 01 April 2004
... lexicographer.4 This essay takes seriously Piozzi’s apocalyptic beliefs and her develop- ing sense of herself as a female visionary, situating both within a rich tradi- tion of female prophecy in England that began in the mid-seventeenth century. During the Civil War and the Interregnum in England...