Women, Gender and Enlightenment

  • Sarah Knott
  • Barbara Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Women, Men, Enlightenment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sexual Distinctions and Prescriptions

    3. Gender, Race, and The Progress Of Civilization

    4. Sex and Sensibility

      1. Dror Wahrman
        Pages 136-139
      2. Philip Carte
        Pages 156-173
      3. Robin Howells
        Pages 174-188
    5. Gender and The Reasoning Mind

    6. Women Intellectuals in The Enlightene Republic of Letters

  3. Feminism, Enlightenment and Revolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Championing Women: Early Enlightenment Feminisms

    3. Feminism and Enlightened Religious Discourses

    4. Women, Liberty and The Nation

    5. Women and Revolutionary Citizenship: Enlightenment Legacies?

    6. Conclusions

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 716-769

About this book


Did women have an Enlightenment? This path-breaking volume of interdisciplinary essays by forty leading scholars provides a detailed picture of the controversial, innovative role played by women and gender issues in the age of light.


biography Britain empire England enlightenment equality Europe gender history liberty nation revolution Rousseau Seneca women

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah Knott
    • 1
  • Barbara Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.Indiana UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of East LondonEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-51781-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-55480-1
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