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

Fania Oz-Salzberger


This is a study of the transmission of political ideas across languages and cultures, and in particular of a notably fruitful encounter between two distinct branches of 18th-century political discourse: the reception of Scottish civic ideas, developed most powerfully in the works of the Edinburgh historian-philosopher Adam Ferguson, by German intellectuals of the Enlightenment and Romantic eras. This book's detailed and challenging analysis places Ferguson in the context of the Scottish Enlightenment, and explores the impact of his theories on German Enlightenment thinkers. It traces the passa ... More

Keywords: Scottish civic ideas, Adam Ferguson, Enlightenment, Romantic era, Scottish Enlightenment, civic humanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205197
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205197.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fania Oz-Salzberger, author
University of Haifa