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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. • Music and Montesquieu’s Climate Theory in the Criticism of Joseph Baretti and His English Contemporaries Keith Johnston...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 94–102.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of theory).1 Yet anthropology, ethnography, ethnology, and moral philoso- phy were really quite separate enterprises, and relations between moral philosophy and natural history were frequently ambiguous. Even more problematic were the ideas of “race” and “racism,” so taken...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 45–61.
Published: 01 January 2000
... Occidental mixité, just as in L’esprit des lois, Oriental limitations on women’s liberty have much to teach us about the relative freedoms en- joyed by French women. Book XVI of L’esprit des lois, “Comment les lois de l’esclavage domestique ont du rapport avec la nature du climat” [On how the laws...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 April 2017
... was established, by ships' surgeons and others, via reference to theories of constitution, which had their roots in Hippocratic thought but were revitalized and revised in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century maritime and colonial contexts. In the literature of colonial Australia, indolence, illness...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 92–98.
Published: 01 April 2015
... little sustained interest among writers and philosophes” (17)? What was it about theories of climate, labor practices, and ideologies of rank and intermarriage that made this local group of black Africans unremarkable to contemporary anatomists, natural histo- rians, and philosophers? Overall...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2006
... determinants of “climate and soil,” which together are said to give “courage to their dogs and cocks,” and “fi erceness to their men” (369). Elsewhere, by contrast, Lien Chi’s account of the customs and manners of Siberia is informed by the stadial theory of the Scottish Enlightenment, and privileges...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 109–113.
Published: 01 April 2021
... than of climate and history. To be on the side of polygenism, however, was to favor usually, but not always a tendency toward hierarchical, racialized thinking, with a sense that individual and national destinies were inscribed on the physical body. Like Darwin at the London Zoo, Scottish...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 46–65.
Published: 01 September 2004
... heterogeneity.18 In The Academic Postmodern, David Simpson describes the intensification of British localism, with its emphasis on the embodied and the bounded, in the years following the French Revolution as a reaction to Enlightenment universalism, theory, and the “defiant cosmopolitanism...
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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 (2008) 32 (1): 23–56.
Published: 01 January 2008
... availability in Britain and the appearance of these domestic renderings of its illustra- tions, aesthetic theories, shaped by a post-Revolutionary political climate and by the new exigencies of a publishing industry gearing up to serve an ever-swelling reading public, changed enough so that two...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2021
... the theories of seventeenth- century French physician Jean Astruc about tropical women and the pox, many eighteenth- century doctors believed that warm climates and sexual excitement produced particularly virulent poxes, thereby imply- ing that travelers who were clapped or poxed south of the Alps might never...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 92–109.
Published: 01 September 2007
... these chapters been written twenty years before, such as deconstructionism, Marxism, and reader-response theory: these and other theories inform the thirty chapters without calling attention to themselves. To paraphrase Catherine Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights, they have gone through and through literary...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 22–44.
Published: 01 January 2000
... informational; 25 in others, it exists explicitly to advance a theory, and often a remedy, of the writer’s own. (Even serious scientific literature of the time seeks to propound the author’s treatment ideas, though with more caution than...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 81–87.
Published: 01 September 2010
... that we abandon the dominant phallocentric framework which assumes that a theorist like Hobbes could only have been “in dialogue” with other great male philosophers and writers; for historians of political thought, it requires that we do political theory differently and recognize different genres...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 88–93.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in her articulate and comprehensive study, the visual representations of the sec- ond voyage, in particular, are divided by the competing demands of Enlight- enment theories of culture, on the one hand, and the historical moments of encounter, exchange, and violence between the British and European...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 226–233.
Published: 01 January 2011
... at the end of the book, he is less sanguine about a direct link between the theory of culture in the eighteenth century and the fully developed social sciences that use this theory for various ends in the nineteenth (278 – 79). The overarching project of the Göttingen school (1770 – 90), according...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 90–95.
Published: 01 January 2008
... studies as Isobel Grundy, Cora Kaplan, Felicity Nussbaum, and Janet Todd. But new voices are represented, too. Moi Rickman contributes an essay on the connection between racial theories and the language of sensibility, while Katie Halsey analyzes allusions in Mansfield Park. And Helen Thompson...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 115–119.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Johns is too good a historian to believe that any complex movement can have a clear-cut beginning and end, but he is certainly right to point to these calamities as major causes and signs of change in the ecclesiastical climate of the late eighteenth century. Benedict XIV was aged and ailing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 55–62.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to borderland theory, throughout Bár- baros Weber continues to mine the borderlands for knowledge.1 Weber’s wide- ­ranging chapters may seem at times confusing, yet when read in order, their compelling narratives cement his argument. Weber cites both original and modern editions of colonial sources...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 181–201.
Published: 01 September 2002
... can give them: the air of the climate that produced them. . . . Nothing is more insipid than early fruits or vegetables; it is only at great expense that some rich man of Paris with his stoves and hothouses succeeds in having bad vegetables and bad fruits...