The French Enlightenment and its Others : The Mandarin, the Savage, and the Invention of the Human Sciences, Hardback Book

The French Enlightenment and its Others : The Mandarin, the Savage, and the Invention of the Human Sciences Hardback

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History series

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This book explores the French Enlightenment's use of cross-cultural comparisons - particularly the figures of the Chinese mandarin and American and Polynesian savage - to praise of critique aspects of European society and to draw general conclusions regarding human nature, natural law, and the rise and decline of civilizations.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 271 pages, VIII, 271 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781137002532

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