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The Resource Boswell's enlightenment, Robert Zaretsky

Boswell's enlightenment, Robert Zaretsky

Label
Boswell's enlightenment
Title
Boswell's enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Robert Zaretsky
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 828/.609
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
B1302.E65
LC item number
Z37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Boswell's enlightenment, Robert Zaretsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Prologue : the view from Arthur's Seat -- In the Kirk's shadow -- At home with Hume -- A journal is born -- Enter Johnson -- Derelict in Utrecht -- Belle de Zuylen -- Aufklarüng Agonistes -- The distance between Môtiers and Ferney -- On libertines and liberty -- After Corsica, before futurity
Control code
1597586
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780674368231
Lccn
2014037309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1597586
  • (Sirsi) 1597586
  • (OCoLC)891185891
Label
Boswell's enlightenment, Robert Zaretsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Prologue : the view from Arthur's Seat -- In the Kirk's shadow -- At home with Hume -- A journal is born -- Enter Johnson -- Derelict in Utrecht -- Belle de Zuylen -- Aufklarüng Agonistes -- The distance between Môtiers and Ferney -- On libertines and liberty -- After Corsica, before futurity
Control code
1597586
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780674368231
Lccn
2014037309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1597586
  • (Sirsi) 1597586
  • (OCoLC)891185891

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