Church and Society in Eighteenth century France The clerical establishment and its social ramifications

Church and Society in Eighteenth century France  The clerical establishment and its social ramifications

D. Mornet , Les Sciences de la Nature en France au XVIIIe siècle ( 1911 ) , 87 ; C. Kiernan , The Enlightenment and Science in 18th Century France ( 1973 ) , 154-5 . 119. A. Vartarnian , ' Le Frère de Maupertuis ' , XVIIIe Siècle ( 1982 ) ...

Author: John McManners

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0198270038

Category: History

Page: 817

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This volume focuses on the clergy of the Gallican Church and their lifestyle from the palaces of the aristocratic bishops to humble nunneries, and the religion of the people and its social function.
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Church and Society in Eighteenth Century France Volume 1 The Clerical Establishment and its Social Ramifications

Church and Society in Eighteenth Century France  Volume 1  The Clerical Establishment and its Social Ramifications

L. A. Segal, 'Lenglet du Fresnoy: The Treason of a Cleric', S.V.E.C. (1973), 278. 106. R. Hubert, Les Sciences sociales dans l'Encyclopédie (1923), 18–19; J. Proust, Diderot et l'Encyclopédie (1967), 18–22. 107. J. F. Combes-Malaville ...

Author: John McManners

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191520518

Category: History

Page: 836

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This, the first volume, begins with a Section on Church and State, the theology and political theory justifying their alliance, the wealth of the Clergy and their Assemblies voting taxation, their role in the official life of the nation, from the Court at Versailles to army barracks, warships, and prisons. Then comes a presentation of the complex structure of dioceses and parishes, and the vast variety of monastic institutions (where the enjoyment of misapplied wealth contrasted with the austere dedication which ensured the education of the children and the care of the sick throughout the land). There is an evocation of the life-style of the clergy from the palaces of the aristocratic bishops and the cathedral closes of comfortable canons to the humblest tumbledown nunnery, with a gallery of portraits analysing clerical motives and vocations. A multitude of lay folk come onto the scene, aristocrats battening on monastic revenues, lawyers threading the labyrinth of benefice law, estate managers, musicians, vergers and officials of every kind; many families' whole way of existence was postulated on the assumption of the availability of ecclesiastical offices for their children—the differential privileges of the classes in the hierarchy of society being reflected in an institution devoted to spiritual and unworldly ends.
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Science and the Enlightenment

Science and the Enlightenment

Colm Kiernan , in his Enlightenment and science in eighteenth - century France , 2d ed . ( Banbury , U.K. , 1973 ) associates philosophical differences in the Enlightenment with different views of the physical sciences and the sciences ...

Author: Thomas L. Hankins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521286190

Category: Science

Page: 216

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This book is a general history of eighteenth-century developments in physical and life sciences.
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The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment

Dear , P. , Revolutionising the Sciences : European Knowledge and its Ambitions 1500–1700 ( Basingstoke : Palgrave ... Kiernan , C. , Enlightenment and Science in Eighteenth Century France ( Banbury : Voltaire Foundation , 1973 ) .

Author: Paul Hyland

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415204496

Category: History

Page: 467

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This oustanding sourcebook brings together the work of major Enlightenment thinkers to illustrate the full importance and achievements of this great period of change.
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Rameau and Musical Thought in the Enlightenment

Rameau and Musical Thought in the Enlightenment

The Enlightenment and Science in Eighteenth - Century France . ” Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 59 ( 1973 ) . Kintzler , Catherine . Jean - Philippe Rameau : Splendeur et naufrage de l'esthétique du plaisir à l'age ...

Author: Thomas Christensen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052161709X

Category: Music

Page: 327

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"Ranging widely over the musical and intellectual thought of the eighteenth century, Thomas Christensen orients Rameau's accomplishments in the light of contemporaneous traditions of music theory as well as many of the scientific ideas current in the French Enlightenment. Rameau is revealed to be an unsuspectedly syncretic and sophisticated thinker, betraying influences ranging from neoplatonic thought and Cartesian mechanistic metaphysics to Locke's empirical psychology and Newtonian experimental science. Additional primary documents and manuscripts (many revealed here for the first time) help clarify Rameau's fascinating and stormy relationship with the Encyclopedists: Diderot, Rousseau, and d'Alembert." "This book will be of value to all music theorists concerned with the foundations of harmonic tonality and it should also be of interest to scholars of eighteenth-century science, the Enlightenment, and the general history of ideas."--BOOK JACKET.
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Reader s Guide to the History of Science

Reader s Guide to the History of Science

BRIAN R. REYNOLDS See also Automobiles ; Space Science Porter , Roy , “ The Enlightenment in England ” , in The ... and Science in Eighteenth - Century France , and edition , Banbury , Oxfordshire : Voltaire Foundation , 1973 Koselleck ...

Author: Arne Hessenbruch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134262946

Category: History

Page: 965

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The Reader's Guide to the History of Science looks at the literature of science in some 550 entries on individuals (Einstein), institutions and disciplines (Mathematics), general themes (Romantic Science) and central concepts (Paradigm and Fact). The history of science is construed widely to include the history of medicine and technology as is reflected in the range of disciplines from which the international team of 200 contributors are drawn.
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Human Nature Cultural Diversity and the French Enlightenment

Human Nature  Cultural Diversity  and the French Enlightenment

Paris: Payot, 1973. Guy, Basil. The French Image of China Before and After Voltaire. Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, vol. 21. Geneva: Institut et Musée Voltaire, 1963. Hankins, Thomas L. Jean d'Alembert: Science and the ...

Author: Henry Vyverberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195345223

Category: History

Page: 240

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In this work, Henry Vyverberg traces the evolution and consequences of a crucial idea in French Enlightenment thought--the idea of human nature. Human nature was commonly seen as a broadly universal, unchanging entity, though perhaps modifiable by geographical, social, and historical factors. Enlightenment empiricism suggested a degree of cultural diversity that has often been underestimated in studies of the age. Evidence here is drawn from Diderot's celebrated Encyclopedia and from a vast range of writing by such Enlightenment notables as Voltaire, Rousseau, and d'Holbach. Vyverberg explains not only the age's undoubted fascination with uniformity in human nature, but also its acknowledgment of significant limitations on that uniformity. He shows that although the Enlightenment's historical sense was often blinkered by its notions of a uniform human nature, there were also cracks in this concept that developed during the Enlightenment itself.
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Creational Theology and the History of Physical Science

Creational Theology and the History of Physical Science

By the mid - eighteenth century , even the strongholds of conservatism had altered their earlier opposition . ... The Enlightenment and Science in Eighteenth - Century France ( Banbury : Voltaire Foundation , 1973 ) , pp . 146 , 157 .

Author: Christopher B. Kaiser

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004106693

Category: Science

Page: 449

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This volume documents the role of creational theology in the history of science from Hellenistic times to the early twentieth century. The broad historical sweep demonstrates both the persistence of tradition and the gradual emergence of modernity in natural philosophy.
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The Cambridge History of Eighteenth Century Political Thought

The Cambridge History of Eighteenth Century Political Thought

“ The Earliest History of the Term “ Social Science ” , Annals of Science , 20 : 211-26 . Baker , K. M. ( 1973 ) . “ Politics and Social Science in Eighteenth - Century France : The Société de 1789 ' , in Bosher 1973 .

Author: Lecturer in History and Fellow Mark Goldie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521374227

Category: History

Page: 919

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Modernity and the Victorians

Modernity and the Victorians

Joyce , Patrick , Democratic Subjects : The Self and the Social in Nineteenth - Century England ( 1994 ) . Keble , John , The Christian Year ( 1827 ) . Kiernan , Colm , The Enlightenment and Science in Eighteenth - Century France ( 1973 ) ...

Author: Angus Hawkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192660190

Category: History

Page: 160

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Modernity and the Victorians diagnoses a disorder in the scholarship on Victorian Britain, and proposes an interpretative remedy. It argues that the 'modernization theory' beloved of twentieth-century social scientists cannot be made to fit the facts of nineteenth-century British history. In its place, the book lays out in sweeping terms an alternative conception of the political and social dynamics of the period, centred on the past, morality, and community. Intended in part as a companion volume to Angus Hawkins' previous synthetic study Victorian Political Culture: "Habits of Heart and Mind" (2015), the book offers a deliberately bracing challenge to a swathe of received wisdoms which, it asserts, have misled students of modern Britain. Modernity and the Victorians is at once a piece of twentieth-century intellectual history, a contribution to the history of scholarship, a commentary on more recent historiography, and an attempt to intervene in current debates about the practice and future of political history. It is a mature and humane essay by a historian who devoted the whole of his career to making sense of the Victorians. A preface by Alex Middleton sets the book in context with Hawkins' earlier scholarship, and reflects on his wider contribution to the historiography of modern Britain. The volume will be of interest not only to students of nineteenth-century Britain, but also to intellectual historians, historiographers, historically-minded social scientists, and anyone interested in how present preoccupations can distort readings of the past.
Categories: History