Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print

The Material Cultures of Enlightenment Arts and Sciences

Authors: Craciun, Adriana

Editors: Craciun, Adriana, Schaffer, Simon (Eds.)

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In this book the eighteenth century Enlightenment receives an important reassessment, using an astonishing range of materials and objects drawn from Europe and beyond, including artefacts from India and China, West Africa and Polynesia. A series of authoritative essays written by experts in the field explores the full range of material culture in the long eighteenth century, raising crucial questions about notions of property and invention, homely and commercial lives. The book also includes a series of well-illustrated exhibits, a startling and provocative assemblage of objects from the Enlightenment world, each accompanied by expert commentaries. The collection of essays and exhibits is the result of collaborative debate by scholars from Europe and north America, who have together worked on the cross-disciplinary importance of material history in making sense of how past society was fundamentally transformed through the world of goods. 

About the authors

Adriana Craciun is University of California Presidential Chair at the University of California, Riverside, USA. She has previously taught at the University of London and the University of Nottingham. She is the author of numerous works on British literature and culture, the history of exploration and Arctic studies.
Simon Schaffer is Professor of History of Science at the University of Cambridge, UK. He is coeditor of The Sciences in Enlightened Europe (1999) and of The Brokered World: Go-betweens and Global Intelligence 1770-1820 (2009). 

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“Innovative and engaging. A valuable collection of essays on the rich and broad topic of Enlightenment material cultures.” (Catherine Packham, University of Sussex, UK)

Table of contents (34 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Material Cultures of Enlightenment Arts and Sciences
Authors
Editors
  • Adriana Craciun
  • Simon Schaffer
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44379-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-44379-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44579-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 322
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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