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Published by Manchester University Press in Manchester .
Written in English


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Includes index.

Statementedited by G. S. Rousseauand Roy Porter.
ContributionsRousseau, G. S., Porter, Roy, 1946-
The Physical Object
Paginationx,230p. :
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21697346M
ISBN 100719026776

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Exoticism in the enlightenment. Manchester ; New York: Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA: Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, , © (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: G S Rousseau; Roy Porter. G. S. Rousseau is Professor of English and Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of books and articles dealing with the culture of the eighteenth century, including (with Marjorie Hope Nicolson) "This Long Disease, My Life: Alexander Pope and the Sciences", and a trilogy of books about sex in the Enlightenment, co-edited with Roy Porter. Exoticism in the enlightenment. Manchester: Manchester University Press, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: G S Rousseau; Roy Porter. The virtues of Enlightenment thought became vices in the hands of nineteenth-century thinkers, as a result of racism, nationalism, and the search for exoticism. Todorov calls for us to reject this legacy and to strive once again for an acceptance of human diversity, through a "critical humanism" prefigured in the writings of Rousseau and.

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Exoticism in the enlightenment / edited by G.S. Rousseau and Roy Porter. imprint Manchester, UK ; New York: Manchester University ; New York, NY, USA: Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, c Noémie Etienne is SNSF Professor at the University of Bern and a specialist in early modern art. She is currently leading a research project on exoticism in the Enlightenment. Her first book, The Restoration of Paintings in Paris () (Presses Universitaires de Rennes) was published in , and subsequently translated into English and published by the Getty in Books shelved as enlightenment-era: Candide by Voltaire, America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, by Richard Brookhiser, The Men Who Lost America. Aravamudan shows that Enlightenment Orientalism was a significant movement that criticized irrational European practices even while sympathetically bridging differences among civilizations. A sophisticated reinterpretation of the history of the novel, Enlightenment Orientalism is sure to be welcomed as a landmark work in eighteenth-century studies.