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The Resource Boswell's enlightenment, Robert Zaretsky, (electronic resource)

Boswell's enlightenment, Robert Zaretsky, (electronic resource)

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Boswell's enlightenment
Title
Boswell's enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Robert Zaretsky
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1763, the young James Boswell left Great Britain for a 'Grand Tour' of the Continent. The tour was a tradition among British and Scottish youths; by visiting the great historical sites, especially those of Roman and Greek antiquity, they would complete the studies they had begun at universities back home. Boswell's tour, however, was different: he was less concerned with the ruins of the past than the thinkers of the present. In particular, he was eager to question the leading figures of the Enlightenment on matters of faith and God--of particular importance to Boswell, who had been raised in the dour and dire atmosphere of the Church of Scotland. In his remarkable conversations with figures like Voltaire, Rousseau, and Hume, we see a man struggling with the claims of reason and needs of faith--a struggle that remains very much our own 250 years later"--
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1955-
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Zaretsky, Robert
Dewey number
  • 828/.609
  • B
LC call number
B1302.E65
LC item number
Z37 2015
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  • Boswell, James
  • Enlightenment
  • Philosophy and religion
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Scots
  • Travelers
  • Europe
Label
Boswell's enlightenment, Robert Zaretsky, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-269) and index
Contents
Prologue : the view from Arthur's Seat -- In the Kirk's shadow -- At home with Home -- A journal is born -- Enter Johnson -- Derelict in Utrecht -- Belle de Zuylen -- Waiting for Frederick -- The distance between Môtiers and Ferney -- On libertines and liberty -- After Corsica, before futurity
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001439880
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780674368231
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014037309
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001439880
Label
Boswell's enlightenment, Robert Zaretsky, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-269) and index
Contents
Prologue : the view from Arthur's Seat -- In the Kirk's shadow -- At home with Home -- A journal is born -- Enter Johnson -- Derelict in Utrecht -- Belle de Zuylen -- Waiting for Frederick -- The distance between Môtiers and Ferney -- On libertines and liberty -- After Corsica, before futurity
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001439880
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780674368231
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014037309
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001439880

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