Category Archives: Eighteenth century

Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism

I wrote a seminar paper at the European University Institute for the seminar “Nationalism in Theory and Practice” with Profs. Rainer Bauböck and Michael Keating. Since it received an excellent review I publish it here. You can find it on … Continue reading

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ius gentium droit naturel chez Rabelais, et progression sur les Lumières

Petite note de lecture en passant. Rabelais évoque à propos des couleurs de Gargantua, la distinction entre jus gentium et droit naturel (jus naturae) dans Gargantua aux éditions de la Pléiade (pp. 30-31): Et n’est cette signifiance par imposition humaine … Continue reading

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History of Cosmopolitanism in Western Political Thought

My master’s thesis “Element of an Archaeology of Cosmopolitanism in Western Political Thought: A Return to the French Enlightenment” is now available for download on the Danish website of the Department of Political Science, Centre for European Politics, University of … Continue reading

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Rosenfeld, Sofia — Citizens of Nowhere in Particular: Cosmopolitanism, Writing and Political Engagement in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Work Cited Rosenfeld, Sophia. “Citizens of Noweher in Particular: Cosmopolitanism, Writing and Political Engagement in Eighteenth-Century Europe.” National Identities 4, no. 1 (2002): 25-43. Contention of the essay: the development of the conceptual space of political engagement among private subjects … Continue reading

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Mortier — Le rêve universaliste de l’orateur du genre humain

Mortier, R. (2000). Le rêve universaliste de l’”Orateur du Genre humain”. In R. Mortier, Les Combats des Lumières (pp. 385-394). Paris: Aux amateurs de livres international. The Universalist idea was not something new or invented in the eighteenth century. However, … Continue reading

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Fink, Gonthier Louis — “Cosmopolitisme” in Dictionnaire européen des lumières

Work Cited Fink, Gonthier Louis (1997) “Cosmopolitisme.” In Dictionnaire européen des lumières, edited by Michel Delon, 277-279. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. « Le XVIIIe siècle est le siècle du cosmopolitisme » (L. Réau). (277) «  En 1690, le Dictionnaire universel … Continue reading

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O’Brien, Karen — Narratives of Enlightenment

Introduction: cosmopolitanism, narrative, history Cosmopolitan history: “‘Cosmopolitanism’ is no longer a term much favoured by intellectual historians: as an idea, it seems to lack intellectual content; as a category of political thought, it has no referent. [footnote: “the last investigation … Continue reading

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Hazard, Pierre – Cosmopolite

Historiographie du mot “cosmopolite.” Hazard, Pierre (1930) “Cosmopolite.” In Mélanges d’histoire littéraire générale et comparée offerts à Fernand Baldensperger, 354-364. Paris: Libraire ancienne Honoré Champion. Résumé: Apparition au XVIe siècle : 1560 Guillaume Postel De la République des Turcs et, là … Continue reading

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Avenel’s biography of Anacharsis Cloots

Avenel, Georges (1865), Anacharsis Cloots: L’orateur du genre humain, Paris : Librairie internationale. This is one of the very first biography existing on this not so well-known history character of the French Revolution, Anacharsis Cloots. The merit of this book is … Continue reading

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Bélissa, Marc: Les patriotes européens et l’ordre républicain cosmopolitique 1795-1802

Bélissa analyses the conquests made by the new French Republic in Italy (an IV-V), Switzerland (an VI-VII), Holland (an III), and Belgium (an III-IV). These countries are called “sister-Republics.” Patriots in these “sister-Republics” are European militants and support the French … Continue reading

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Dédéyan: le cosmopolitisme européen sous la révolution et l’empire

Dédéyan, Charles (1976) Le cosmopolitisme européen sous la Révolution et l’Empire. 2 vols. Paris: Société d’édition d’enseignement supérieur. One of the rare books of intellectual history about cosmopolitanism in Europe. Written in French, it is focusing on the periods immediately … Continue reading

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Schlereth: The Cosmopolitan Ideal in Enlightenment Thought

Schlereth, Thomas (1977) The Cosmopolitan Ideal in Enlightenment Thought: Its Form and Function in the Ideas of Franklin, Hume, and Voltaire, 1694-1790. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. Thomas J. Schlereth studied how the cosmopolitan ideal had a “noticeable … Continue reading

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Cosmopolite, cosmopolitain, cosmopolitisme: définitions et problèmes

Que faut-il comprendre aujourd’hui des mots cosmopolite, cosmopolitisme ? D’abord si l’on reprend ‘histoire de l’apparition de ces mots, il faut bien se rendre à l’évidence que notre conception actuelle est liée au paradigme dominant du nationalisme qui nous pousse … Continue reading

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