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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
Title remainder
radical Germany, 1680-1720
Statement of responsibility
Martin Mulsow ; translated by H.C. Erik Midelfort
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • 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, Muslow 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, Muslow 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 corresively 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. -- from dust jacket
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DLC
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Mulsow, Martin
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
B2621
LC item number
.M8713 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in early modern German history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Enlightenment
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy, German
  • Germany
  • Deutschland
Label
Enlightenment underground : radical Germany, 1680-1720, Martin Mulsow ; translated by H.C. Erik Midelfort
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Radicalism as a problem for research -- The ambivalence of scholars: A Jewish Anti-Christian manuscript and its path into the German early Enlightenment -- To Socinian enlightenment: Sameul Crell's European networks -- Atheism at the heart of orthodoxy? On the origin and early spread of Johann Joachim Müller's De tribus impostoribus (1688) -- Political theology: Reason of state, historical pyrrhonism, and the critique of religion -- The destruction of Christian Platonism: Souverain's Le Platonisme dévoilé (1700) and Gundling's "Plato atheos" (1713) -- Gundling versus Budde: Skeptical versus Conservative enlightenment -- Eclecticism and indifferentism: The hidden discourse of the Religio Prudentum from the Ineptus religiosus of 1652 to the Religio Eclectica of 1702
Control code
907662018
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 454 pages
Isbn
9780813938158
Lccn
2015013775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)907662018
Label
Enlightenment underground : radical Germany, 1680-1720, Martin Mulsow ; translated by H.C. Erik Midelfort
Publication
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
Contents
Introduction: Radicalism as a problem for research -- The ambivalence of scholars: A Jewish Anti-Christian manuscript and its path into the German early Enlightenment -- To Socinian enlightenment: Sameul Crell's European networks -- Atheism at the heart of orthodoxy? On the origin and early spread of Johann Joachim Müller's De tribus impostoribus (1688) -- Political theology: Reason of state, historical pyrrhonism, and the critique of religion -- The destruction of Christian Platonism: Souverain's Le Platonisme dévoilé (1700) and Gundling's "Plato atheos" (1713) -- Gundling versus Budde: Skeptical versus Conservative enlightenment -- Eclecticism and indifferentism: The hidden discourse of the Religio Prudentum from the Ineptus religiosus of 1652 to the Religio Eclectica of 1702
Control code
907662018
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 454 pages
Isbn
9780813938158
Lccn
2015013775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)907662018

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