Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany

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This is a study of how political ideas travel across languages and cultures. It examines the reception in Germany of the civic theories of the Scottish Enlightenment thinker Adam Ferguson, and shows how German intellectuals misread his work, but in a way which opened up many fruitful insights.
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