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The Resource Women and Enlightenment in eighteenth-century Britain, Karen O'Brien

Women and Enlightenment in eighteenth-century Britain, Karen O'Brien

Label
Women and Enlightenment in eighteenth-century Britain
Title
Women and Enlightenment in eighteenth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Karen O'Brien
Title variation
Women and Enlightenment in 18th-century Britain
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the long eighteenth century, ideas of society and of social progress were first fully investigated. These investigations took place in the contexts of economic, theological, historical and literary writings which paid unprecedented attention to the place of women. Combining intellectual history with literary criticism, Karen O'Brien examines the central importance to the British Enlightenment both of women writers and of women as a subject of enquiry. She examines the work of a range of writers, and explores the way in which Enlightenment ideas created a language and a framework for understanding the moral agency and changing social roles of women, without which the development of nineteenth-century feminism would not have been possible."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Karen
Dewey number
820.9/9287
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.W65
LC item number
O37 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Women in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Women
  • Sex role
  • Feminism
  • Enlightenment
  • Great Britain
Label
Women and Enlightenment in eighteenth-century Britain, Karen O'Brien
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy1001/2008044207.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-304) and index
Contents
Anglican Whig feminism in England, 1690-1760 : self-love, reason and social benevolence -- From savage to Scotswoman : the history of femininity -- Roman, Gothic and medieval women : the historicisation of womanhood, 1750-c.1804 -- Catharine Macaulay's histories of England : liberty, civilisation and the female historian -- Good manners and partial civilisation in the writings of Mary Wollstonecraft -- The history women and the population men, 1760-1830
Control code
ocn261177573
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 310 p.
Isbn
9780521774277
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008044207
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1311307
  • (OCoLC)261177573
Label
Women and Enlightenment in eighteenth-century Britain, Karen O'Brien
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy1001/2008044207.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-304) and index
Contents
Anglican Whig feminism in England, 1690-1760 : self-love, reason and social benevolence -- From savage to Scotswoman : the history of femininity -- Roman, Gothic and medieval women : the historicisation of womanhood, 1750-c.1804 -- Catharine Macaulay's histories of England : liberty, civilisation and the female historian -- Good manners and partial civilisation in the writings of Mary Wollstonecraft -- The history women and the population men, 1760-1830
Control code
ocn261177573
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 310 p.
Isbn
9780521774277
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008044207
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1311307
  • (OCoLC)261177573

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