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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Peter Walmsley Among his many experiments in manufacturing in the Life and Strange Surprising Adventures , Robinson Crusoe tries his hand at building canoes. The last of these, built with Friday’s help, is a hybrid of Carib and European design, a traditional dugout fitted out with sail and rudder...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 66–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
...John Bergin Many Catholics migrated from Ireland to other European countries during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Those who settled in Catholic regions of Europe are relatively well known, but little attention has been paid to an Irish Catholic community that appeared in London...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 56–72.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Richard Frohock First published in Dutch in 1678, Alexander Exquemelin's Buccaneers of America ( Americaensche Zee-Rovers ) presented European readers with a novel and shockingly candid portrait of the international band of sea rovers operating throughout the Caribbean and along the coastlines...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 16–33.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Kate Fullagar The belated European rediscovery of the Pacific helped to test, modify, extend, or otherwise realize the critical, collecting, and conjecturing ethos of the Enlightenment. Whether official philosophers or not, voyagers found in the “new” space of the Pacific more data about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Ala Alryyes Although it may appear that geography is distinguished by an objective, neutral subject, a genealogy of geographical knowledge reveals that seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European polemics over the demarcations and legal representations of space were imbued with polemos itself, war...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 47–74.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., they remained rare and controversial in the alphabetical ancestors of the modern encyclopedia. In this article, I explain why, and show how encyclopedists’ practices evolved in the period in which the historical dictionary and other alphabetical proto-encyclopedias burst onto the European literary scene...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 51–68.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Garritt Van Dyk Atlantic sugar production and European sugar consumption rose dramatically in the late eighteenth century. Despite this increase, there were two separate calls to refrain from consuming sugar in both Britain and France at the end of the eighteenth century. Demands for abstinence...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 116–134.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Matthew Martin The mastery of a hard-paste porcelain technology in Dresden in 1708 was a major natural philosophical achievement for the European Enlightenment. From the outset, the material possessed a representative function at the Saxon court, where it served to promote the power and cultural...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 135–157.
Published: 01 September 2021
... in portfolios in private libraries. Although they took different forms, print rooms and print albums shared characteristics that marked them as “enlightened” cultural practices: both featured prints arranged in preconceived aesthetic or intellectual schemes that presented elite, pan-European cultural subjects...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 108–117.
Published: 01 April 2003
...., Facing Each Other, vol. 31 [in 2 parts] of An Expanding World (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000). Pp. 742. $295. ISBN 0-86078-526-2 William K. Storey, ed., Scientific Aspects of European Expansion, vol. 6 of An Expanding World (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1996). Pp. 364. $132.95. ISBN 0-86078-524-6 Douglas M...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 121–127.
Published: 01 January 2014
... and Irish might see themselves as Europeans” (3). Britain, Ireland, and Continental Europe is arranged thematically. Each chapter examines a different aspect of British and, to a lesser extent, Irish engagement with the Continent; perceived constitu- tional similarities, foreign policy, finance...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 225–245.
Published: 01 September 2002
...’ smash- ing it to pieces. Bougainville’s understanding of the incident colored his judgment of it, predisposing his readers to conjecture that Pacific peoples rejected European territorial claims. It is, of course, impossible to recover the truth underlying...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 139–163.
Published: 01 September 2002
...- naled the beginning of the Ottoman retrogression: a series of defeats and peace treaties disadvantageous for the empire followed, and Turkey grad- ually retreated from Eastern Europe. European economic rivalry ensued. The Treaty of Pasarowitz (1718) strengthened...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 88–93.
Published: 01 September 2010
... what Pratt called the contact zone seek to compensate, via an array of strategies, for the violence of encounter and colonialism? One way of responding to this question is to tease apart the contradic- tory strands of colonial discourses that reaffirm British and European cultural...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 124–139.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., Supplement to Bougainville’s Voyage During the seventeenth century and much of the eighteenth, three great Islamic empires, each more powerful and far wealthier than any European state, held sway over a vast territory in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 10–30.
Published: 01 September 2002
... may speculate that this is because the contemporary worldview could not imagine an external perspective or, conversely, that its opposite is included in the point of view implied by the exotic, is contained in the collective European personal pronoun “we” whose...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 55–62.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to “accommodate empirical epistemologies” within their Catholic faith (34). As Jorge Cañizares- ­Esguerra has explained, Enlightenment in Spanish America “went beyond ‘mirroring or contesting European ideas’ and was itself  ‘a deeply original and creative movement’” (36). Yet at the same time Weber resists...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 181–201.
Published: 01 September 2002
... numer- ous negative effects of apparently benign plants such as gorse (used in England for hedgerows) that “smother and kill native vegetation” in the new climate.8 Furthermore, because Europeans naturalized sugar, cotton, and indigo on a vast scale under...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 76–91.
Published: 01 January 2006
..., and the authors of the books under review maintain that an awareness of these complexities, contradictions, and inconsistencies is necessary to understand various elements of eighteenth-century European history and culture, and to appreciate the contribution made by Europe’s Jewish communities...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Porter represent important groundwork.1 Intensive new research into the history of explo- ration and its ramifications for European culture and self-perception demonstrated the timeliness of the conference’s topic, particularly in a year that celebrated the first...