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  1. Introduction to the eighteenth century 15 items
    These books provide general contexts and overviews to key aspects of the social, economic, political, intellectual and cultural history of the eighteenth century in Europe and Empire.
    1. From Plassey to partition: a history of modern India - Śekhara Bandyopādhyāẏa c2004

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    2. Global lives: Britain and the world, 1550-1800 - Miles Ogborn c2008

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    3. Consumption and the world of goods - John Brewer, Roy Porter, University of California, Los Angeles. Center for 17th- & 18th- Century Studies, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library 1993

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    4. Luxury and pleasure in eighteenth-century Britain - Maxine Berg, ebrary, Inc 2007 (electronic resource)

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    5. A history of modern India - Ishita Banerjee-Dube 2014

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    6. India and the British empire - Douglas M. Peers, Nandini Gooptu 2012 (electronic resource)

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    7. The Eighteenth century - William Roger Louis, Alaine M. Low 1998 (electronic resource)

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    8. The Routledge companion to eighteenth century philosophy - Aaron Garrett 2014 (electronic resource)

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    9. The eighteenth century: Europe, 1688-1815 - T. C. W. Blanning 2000

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    10. Women in eighteenth-century Europe - Margaret R. Hunt c2010

      Book Essential

  2. Week Two: Western Europe and Empire in the eighteenth century 11 items
    1. Introduction: The Making and Unmaking of an Atlantic World - Phillip Morgan, Nicholas Canny

      Chapter Essential Introduction

    2. Global lives: Britain and the world, 1550-1800 - Miles Ogborn c2008

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    3. Empires in world history: power and the politics of difference - Jane Burbank, Frederick Cooper c2010

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    4. The birth of the modern world, 1780-1914: global connections and comparisons - C. A. Bayly c2004

      Book Essential

    5. The republic of letters: a cultural history of the French enlightenment - Dena Goodman c1994

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    6. Women in eighteenth-century Europe - Margaret R. Hunt c2010

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    7. The circulation of knowledge between Britain, India and China: the early-modern world to the twentieth century - Bernard V. Lightman, Gordon McOuat, Larry Stewart, ebrary, Inc 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  3. Week three: What was “the Enlightenment?” 12 items
    1. The Enlightenment: an interpretation - Peter Gay 1973

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    2. The enlightenment - Roy Porter 2001

      Book Essential Chapters One and Two. Chapter one is electronically available below.

    3. What Enlightenment Project? - James Schmidt 2000

      Article Essential

    4. 'The Matter of Enlightenment' - KIRK, LINDA 2001/03/01

      Article Recommended

    5. The Enlightenment: a sourcebook and reader - Paul Hyland, Olga Gomez, Francesca Greensides 2003

      Book Recommended This reader contains many sources that you will find helpful for making comparisons across philosophers.

  4. Week three: Where was "the Enlightenment?" 14 items
    1. Placing the Enlightenment: thinking geographically about the age of reason - Charles W. J. Withers, ebrary, Inc 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapters One and Two

    2. Imperial eyes: travel writing and transculturation - Mary Louise Pratt c2008

      Book Essential Chapter Two

    3. The global eighteenth century - Felicity Nussbaum 2005

      Book  Chapters by Schmidt and Edney

    4. The Enlightenment in national context - Roy Porter, Mikuláš Teich 1981

      Book Recommended

    5. The Cambridge companion to the Scottish Enlightenment - Alexander Broadie 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. The Time and Space of the Enlightenment Project - David Harvey

      Chapter Recommended

  5. Week Four: Primary Source Workshop 0 items
    This session takes place at Manuscripts and Special Collections, King's Meadow Campus
  6. Week Four: Stadial theory and conjectural history 16 items
    1. An Essay on the History of Civil Society - Online Library of Liberty

      Webpage Essential Section II: Of Rude Nations prior to the Establishment of Property

    2. Essays on philosophical subjects: By the late Adam Smith, ... To which is prefixed, An account of the life and writings of the author; by Dugald Stewart - Adam Smith 1799 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended pp.xliv-xlix (images 46-51) Beginning 'The Dissertation ..'

    3. The Scottish Enlightenment: race, gender, and the limits of progress - Silvia Sebastiani 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Chapter Two

    4. The Enlightenment - Dorinda Outram 2013

      Book Essential Chapter 4

    5. The origins of the Scottish enlightenment - Jane Rendall 1978

      Book Recommended

    6. Hume - N. T. Phillipson 1989

      Book Recommended

    7. Scottish Philosophy in the 18th Century - Broadie, Alexander

      Article Recommended

    8. Savages within the Empire - Bickham, Troy 2005

      Book Essential Chapter Five

  7. Week Five Constructing 'the Other' 12 items
    1. The Scottish Enlightenment: race, gender, and the limits of progress - Silvia Sebastiani 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 3

    2. The Scottish Enlightenment: race, gender, and the limits of progress - Silvia Sebastiani 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter Four

    3. The anxieties of idleness: idleness in eighteenth-century British literature and culture - Sarah Jordan 2003

      Book Recommended Chapter four

    4. Enlightenment against empire - Sankar Muthu, ebrary, Inc c2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended chapter two

    5. Orientalism - Edward W. Said 1991

      Book Recommended

    6. Provincializing Europe: postcolonial thought and historical difference - Dipesh Chakrabarty, ebrary, Inc c2000 (electronic resource)

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    7. Postcolonial enlightenment: eighteenth-century colonialisms and postcolonial theory - Daniel Carey, Lynn M. Festa, ebrary, Inc c2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  8. Week Five: Noble or ignoble savagery? 29 items
    1. Supplement to the Voyage of Bougainville - Denis Diderot

      Chapter Essential In English

    2. Hating empire properly: the two Indies and the limits of Enlightenment anticolonialism - Sunil M. Agnani, ebrary, Inc 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter One

    3. Enlightenment against empire - Sankar Muthu, ebrary, Inc c2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter Two

    4. The Scottish Enlightenment: race, gender, and the limits of progress - Silvia Sebastiani 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter Three

    5. Hating empire properly: the two Indies and the limits of Enlightenment anticolonialism - Sunil M. Agnani, ebrary, Inc 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter One

    6. Social science and the ignoble savage - Ronald L. Meek 1976

      Book Recommended

    7. The noble savage: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1754-1762 - Maurice Cranston 1991

      Book Recommended

    8. The noble savage: a study in romantic naturalism - Hoxie Neale Fairchild 1961

      Book Recommended

    9. The great map of mankind: perceptions of new worlds in the age of enlightenment - P. J. Marshall, Glyndwr Williams 1982

      Book Recommended

    10. Representing the South Pacific: colonial discourse from Cook to Gauguin - Rod Edmond 1997

      Book Recommended

    11. Human nature, cultural diversity, and the French enlightenment - Henry Vyverberg, ebrary, Inc 1989 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    12. The Scottish Enlightenment: race, gender, and the limits of progress - Silvia Sebastiani 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter Three

    13. Aristocratic encounters: European travelers and North American Indians - Harry Liebersohn 1998

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    14. New essays on Diderot - J. E. Fowler 2014

      Book Recommended Chapter 5: Strugnell, 'Diderot's anti-colonialism: a problematic notion'

    15. Diderot and European culture - Frédéric Ogée, Anthony Strugnell, Voltaire Foundation 2006

      Book Recommended

  9. Week Six: The idea of race and the boundaries of the human 14 items
    1. The idea of race - Robert Bernasconi, Tommy Lee Lott c2000

      Book Essential Introduction

    2. The complexion of race: categories of difference in eighteenth-century British culture - Roxann Wheeler, ebrary, Inc c2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter One

    3. Introduction, from: Race and the Enlightenment: a reader - Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze 1997

      Chapter Essential Introduction

    4. Francois Bernier and the Origins of the Modern Concept of Race - Pierre Boulle

      Chapter Recommended

    5. Visions of empire: voyages, botany, and representations of nature - David Philip Miller, Peter Hanns Reill c1996

      Book Recommended

    6. Imagining the Pacific: in the wake of the Cook voyages - Bernard Smith 1992

      Book Recommended

    7. The color of liberty: histories of race in France - Sue Peabody, Tyler Edward Stovall 2003

      Book Recommended

    8. The problem of humanity: the blacks in the European Enlightenment - Kaija Tiainen-Anttila 1994

      Book Recommended

    9. Simianization: apes, gender, class, and race - Wulf D. Hund, Charles W. Mills, Silvia Sebastiani 2015

      Book Essential Especially Sebastiani's chapter, 'Challenging Boundaries'

  10. Week Six: Was the Enlightenment racist? 11 items
    1. Ideas of 'race' in the history of the humanities - Amos Morris-Reich, Dirk Rupnow 2017

      Book Recommended

    2. The Color of 'Reason' in Kant's Anthropology - Emmanuel Eze

      Chapter Recommended

    3. Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy - by Andrew Valls

      Book Recommended

    4. Race and racism in continental philosophy - Robert Bernasconi, Sybol Cook, ebrary, Inc c2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  11. Week Seven: directed studies week 0 items
  12. Week eight: Ancient civilizations; enlightenment ideas of 'the East' 21 items
    1. Orientalism and race: Aryanism in the British Empire - Tony Ballantyne 2002

      Book Essential Chapter Two

    2. Orientalism, empire, and national culture: India, 1770-1880 - Michael S. Dodson 2007

      Book Essential Chapter One

    3. Colonialism and its forms of knowledge: the British in India - Bernard S. Cohn 1996

      Book Recommended

    4. From Plassey to partition: a history of modern India - Śekhara Bandyopādhyāẏa c2004

      Book Recommended

    5. The works of William Robertson: To which is prefixed an account of his life and writings - William Robertson 2015

      Book Recommended Appendix, pp.413-484

    6. India and Europe in the global eighteenth century - Simon Davies, Gabriel Sánchez Espinosa, Daniel Sanjiv Roberts 2014

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    7. Orientalism - Edward W. Said 2003

      Book Recommended

    8. The classics and colonial India - Phiroze Vasunia c2013

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    9. Orientalism and Islam: European thinkers on Oriental despotism in the Middle East and India - Michael Curtis c2009

      Book Recommended

    10. Britain and the Islamic world, 1558-1713 - Gerald M. MacLean, N. I. Matar 2011

      Book Recommended

  13. Week eight: Orientalism in India 18 items
    1. Aryans and British India - Thomas R. Trautmann 1997

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    2. Orientalism, empire, and national culture: India, 1770-1880 - Michael S. Dodson 2007

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    3. Orientalist Constructions of India - Ronald Inden 1986-7

      Article Recommended

    4. British Orientalist Painting - Emily Weeks, Nicholas Tromans March 28, 2008 (Hardcover)

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    5. Ideology and empire in eighteenth-century India: the British in Bengal - Robert Travers c2007

      Book Essential Chapter 6

    6. Colonialism and its forms of knowledge: the British in India - Bernard S. Cohn 1996

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    7. The scandal of empire: India and the creation of imperial Britain - Nicholas B. Dirks, ebrary, Inc 2006 (electronic resource)

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    8. Indian society and the making of the British Empire - C. A. Bayly 1988

      Book Recommended

    9. The making and unmaking of empires: Britain, India, and America c.1750-1783 - P. J. Marshall 2005

      Book Recommended

  14. Week Nine: freedom, slavery and despotism 30 items
    1. The anatomy of blackness: science & slavery in an age of Enlightenment - Andrew S. Curran, ebrary 2011

      Book Essential Chapter Three and Four

    2. Ape to Apollo: aesthetics and the idea of race in the 18th century - David Bindman, ebrary, Inc 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. Blacks and blackness in European art of the long nineteenth century - Adrienne L. Childs, Susan Houghton Libby 2014

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    4. Francois Bernier and the Origins of the Modern Concept of Race - Pierre Boulee

      Chapter Recommended

    5. The complexion of race: categories of difference in eighteenth-century British culture - Roxann Wheeler, ebrary, Inc c2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Pp. 1-48

    6. Slavery and the culture of taste - Simon Gikandi, MyiLibrary c2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    7. Slavery and the culture of taste - Simon Gikandi, ebrary, Inc c2011 (electronic resource)

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    8. Colonialism, race, and the French romantic imagination - Pratima Prasad 2009

      Book  Chapter 5

    9. Militarism, Hunting, Imperialism: 'Blooding' The Martial Male - J.A. Mangan, Callum McKenzie

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    10. French Anti-Slavery - Lawrence C. Jennings June 5, 2000 (Hardcover)

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    11. Dark side of the light: slavery and the French Enlightenment - Louis Sala-Molins, ebrary, Inc c2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Preface and Chapter One

    12. Crowns of glory, tears of blood: the Demerara Slave Rebellion of 1823 - Emília Viotti da Costa, ebrary, Inc 1997 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    13. Slavery and the culture of taste - Simon Gikandi, ebrary, Inc c2011 (electronic resource)

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    14. Black slaves in Britain - F. O. Shyllon, Institute of Race Relations 1974

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    15. Translating slavery: gender and race in French women's writing, 1783-1823 - Doris Y. Kadish, Françoise Massardier-Kenney 1994

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    16. Hegel and Haiti - Susan Buck-Morss 2000

      Article Essential

  15. Week Nine: The Haitian Revolution 15 items
    1. Translating slavery: gender and race in French women's writing, 1783-1823 - Doris Y. Kadish, Françoise Massardier-Kenney 1994

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    2. The black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution - C. L. R. James, James Walvin 2001

      Book Recommended

    3. A colony of citizens: revolution & slave emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804 - Laurent Dubois, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture c2004

      Book Recommended

    4. Silencing the past: power and the production of history - Michel-Rolph Trouillot c2015

      Book Recommended

    5. Haiti, history, and the gods - Joan Dayan c1995

      Book Recommended

    6. The many-headed hydra: sailors, slaves, commoners, and the hidden history of the revolutionary Atlantic - Peter Linebaugh, Marcus Buford Rediker, ebrary, Inc c2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    7. Before Haiti: race and citizenship in French Saint-Domingue - John D. Garrigus, Palgrave Connect (Online Service) 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Alternative

  16. Week ten: the idea of sex and the debate on women 22 items
    1. The Enlightenment Debate on Women - Sylvana Tomaselli 1985

      Article Essential

    2. Women, gender, and Enlightenment - Sarah Knott, Barbara Taylor, Palgrave Connect (Online Service) 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Section Two: Gender, race and the progress of civilization

    3. Making sex: body and gender from the Greeks to Freud - Thomas Walter Laqueur 1990

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    4. Julie, or, The new Heloise: letters of two lovers who live in a small town at the foot of the Alps - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Philip Stewart, Jean Vaché, ebrary, Inc c1997 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. Hermaphrodites and the medical invention of sex - Alice Domurat Dreger, ebrary, Inc 1998 (electronic resource)

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    6. Bluestockings: women of reason from Enlightenment to Romanticism - Elizabeth Eger, MyiLibrary c2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    7. Our coquettes: capacious desire in the eighteenth century - Theresa Braunschneider, ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Chapter One is especially relevant

    8. Refiguring the coquette: essays on culture and coquetry - Shelley King, Yaël Rachel Schlick c2008

      Book Recommended

    9. Women, writing, and the industrial revolution - Susan Zlotnick 1998

      Book Recommended

    10. Beyond the pale: white women, racism and history - Vron Ware 1992

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    11. Transatlantic feminisms in the age of revolutions - Joanna Brooks, Lisa L. Moore, Caroline Wigginton 2011

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  17. Week Eleven: Gender, sexuality and civilization 10 items
    1. Torrid zones: maternity, sexuality, and empire in eighteenth-century English narratives - Felicity Nussbaum 1995

      Book Essential Chapter Three

    2. Empires of love: Europe, Asia, and the making of early modern identity - Carmen Nocentelli, ebrary, Inc c2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. Sexual underworlds of the Enlightenment - G. S. Rousseau, Roy Porter c1987

      Book Recommended

    4. 'Tis nature's fault: unauthorized sexuality during the Enlightenment - Robert P. Maccubbin 1987

      Book Recommended

    5. Sex before sexuality: a premodern history - Kim M. Phillips, Barry Reay 2011

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  18. Week Eleven: Deformity, disability and difference 31 items
    1. The limits of the human: fictions of anomaly, race, and gender in the long eighteenth century - Felicity Nussbaum c2003

      Book Essential Chapters Three and Four (Chapter Four available electronically below)

    2. Plain ugly: the unattractive body in early modern culture - Naomi Baker c2010

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    3. Freakery: cultural spectacles of the extraordinary body - Rosemarie Garland Thomson c1996

      Book Recommended

    4. Blacks and blackness in European art of the long nineteenth century - Adrienne L. Childs, Susan Houghton Libby 2014

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    5. "Defects": engendering the modern body - Helen Deutsch, Felicity Nussbaum 2000

      Book Essential

    6. The limits of the human: fictions of anomaly, race, and gender in the long eighteenth century - Felicity Nussbaum c2003

      Book Recommended Chapter Two

    7. The Body's Moments - Helen Deutsch 04/2005

      Article Recommended

    8. Enforcing normalcy: disability, deafness, and the body - Lennard J. Davis 1995

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    9. Ugliness: a cultural history - Gretchen E. Henderson 2015

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    10. A history of disability - Henri-Jacques Stiker, William Sayers c1999

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    11. Damned for their difference: the cultural construction of deaf people as disabled : a sociological history - Jan Branson, Don Miller c2002

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    12. Deformity: an essay: By William Hay, Esq - William Hay 1754 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Sections to be distributed before class

    13. Encounter and Disease in the South Pacific - Rod Edmond

      Chapter Recommended

    14. The Body and Physical Difference: Discourses of Disability - David T. Mitchell, Sharon L. Snyder

      Book Recommended

    15. Blindness and the Age of Enlightenment - Margo Curtis, Lynn Harman, Don Smith 01/01/2013

      Article 

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