L'idée de l'Europe au siècle des lumières

"In view of the challenges - many of which are political - that different European countries are currently facing, scholars who work on the 18th century have compiled this anthology which includes earlier recognitions of common values and past considerations of questions which often remain pert...

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Other Authors: Kulessa, Rotraud von (Editor), Seth, Catriona (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:French
Published: Cambridge, Royaume Uni Open Book Publishers 2017, [2017]
Series:Open Book Classics
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"In view of the challenges - many of which are political - that different European countries are currently facing, scholars who work on the 18th century have compiled this anthology which includes earlier recognitions of common values and past considerations of questions which often remain pertinent nowadays. During the Enlightenment, many men and women of letters envisaged the continent's future in particular when stressing their hope that peace could be secured in Europe. The texts gathered here, and signed by major thinkers of the time (Rousseau, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Kant, Hume or Stael for instance), as well as by writers history has forgotten, present the reflections, with a couple of chronological extensions (from Sully to Victor Hugo) of authors from the long eighteenth century - the French Empire and the fall of Napoleon generated numerous upheaval - on Europe, its history, its diversity, but also on what the nations, which, in all their diversity, make up a geographical unit, have in common. They show the historical origins of the project of a European union, the desire to consolidate the continent's ties to the Maghreb or to Turkey, the importance granted to commerce and the worries engendered by history's convulsions, but also the hope vested in future generations."--Publisher's website
Physical Description:158 pages illustrations (some color), color map
ISBN:1783743433
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