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The Resource Enlightenment underground : radical Germany, 1680-1720, Martin Mulsow ; translated by H. C. Erik Midelfort

Enlightenment underground : radical Germany, 1680-1720, Martin Mulsow ; translated by H. C. Erik Midelfort

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Enlightenment underground : radical Germany, 1680-1720
Title
Enlightenment underground
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radical Germany, 1680-1720
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Martin Mulsow ; translated by H. C. Erik Midelfort
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Martin Mulsow's seismic reinterpretation of the origins of the Enlightenment in Germany won awards and renown in its original German edition, and now H. C. Erik Midelfort's translation makes this sensational book available to English-speaking readers. In Enlightenment Underground, Mulsow shows that even in the late seventeenth century some thinkers in Germany ventured to express extremely dangerous ideas, but did so as part of a secret underground. Scouring manuscript collections across northern Europe, Mulsow studied the writings of countless hitherto unknown radical jurists, theologians, historians, and dissident students who pushed for the secularization of legal, political, social, and religious knowledge. Often their works circulated in manuscript, anonymously, or as clandestinely published books. Working as a philosophical microhistorian, Mulsow has discovered the identities of several covert radicals and linked them to circles of young German scholars, many of whom were connected with the vibrant radical cultures of the Netherlands, England, and Denmark. The author reveals how radical ideas and contributions to intellectual doubt came from Socinians and Jews, church historians and biblical scholars, political theorists, and unemployed university students. He shows that misreadings of humorous or ironic works sometimes gave rise to unintended skeptical thoughts or corrosively political interpretations of Christianity. This landmark book overturns stereotypical views of the early Enlightenment in Germany as cautious, conservative, and moderate, and replaces them with a new portrait that reveals a movement far more radical, unintended, and puzzling than previously suspected. --
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Mulsow, Martin
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193
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illustrations
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index present
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Translated from the German
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non fiction
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Midelfort, H. C. Erik
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Studies in early modern German history
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  • Enlightenment
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy, German
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Enlightenment underground : radical Germany, 1680-1720, Martin Mulsow ; translated by H. C. Erik Midelfort
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"Originally published in German as Moderne aus dem Untergrund: Radikale Frühaufklärung in Deutschland 1680-1720, © 2002 by Felix Meiner Verlag, Hamburg, Germany." -- Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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FIEb17786964
Dimensions
25 cm.
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x, 454 pages
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9780813938158
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)907662018
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Enlightenment underground : radical Germany, 1680-1720, Martin Mulsow ; translated by H. C. Erik Midelfort
Publication
Note
"Originally published in German as Moderne aus dem Untergrund: Radikale Frühaufklärung in Deutschland 1680-1720, © 2002 by Felix Meiner Verlag, Hamburg, Germany." -- Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17786964
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 454 pages
Isbn
9780813938158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907662018

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