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The Resource The Enlightenment as social criticism : Iosipos Moisiodax and Greek culture in the eighteenth century, Paschalis M. Kitromilides

The Enlightenment as social criticism : Iosipos Moisiodax and Greek culture in the eighteenth century, Paschalis M. Kitromilides

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The Enlightenment as social criticism : Iosipos Moisiodax and Greek culture in the eighteenth century
Title
The Enlightenment as social criticism
Title remainder
Iosipos Moisiodax and Greek culture in the eighteenth century
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Paschalis M. Kitromilides
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Language
eng
Summary
In eighteenth-century Greek culture, Iosipos Moisiodax (c. 1725-1800) was a controversial figure, whose daring pronouncements in favor of cultural change embroiled him in ideological conflicts and made him a target of persecution. The first intellectual in Southeastern Europe to voice the ideas of the Enlightenment in public and without qualification, he advocated the use of vernacular Greek in education and aspired to see the backward and intellectually conservative Balkan societies remodeled along European lines. In the first modern book-length treatment of this passionate reformer, Paschalis Kitromilides skillfully retraces Moisiodax's career and contrasts the Greek Enlightenment with the Western Enlightenment as a whole, enriching our understanding of each tradition in the process. Moisiodax's efforts failed tragically in his own lifetime, but his vision of the Enlightenment was an impressive project of intellectual reconstruction that had a considerable effect after his death, both in the promotion of modern scientific ideas and in the enunciation of republican politics in Southeastern Europe. The methodology of literary history has traditionally dominated inquiries about his life and about the Greek Enlightenment in general, but here both man and movement are examined from an interdisciplinary perspective. Drawing on a broad range of sources and combining insights from the social sciences, cultural history, and political theory, this work reveals Moisiodax as a figure of major significance in the ideological tradition of Southeastern Europe
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Kitromilides, Paschalis
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton modern Greek studies
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  • Iōsēpos, ho Moisiodax
  • Educators
  • Educators
  • Greece
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The Enlightenment as social criticism : Iosipos Moisiodax and Greek culture in the eighteenth century, Paschalis M. Kitromilides
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-197) 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
Control code
24068434
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 203 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691073835
Lccn
91023998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)91155
Label
The Enlightenment as social criticism : Iosipos Moisiodax and Greek culture in the eighteenth century, Paschalis M. Kitromilides
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-197) 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
Control code
24068434
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 203 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691073835
Lccn
91023998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)91155

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