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Contents List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgments 1 Introduction: The Enlightenment¿Questions of Geography The Enlightenment¿Questions of Definition Where Was the Enlightenment? Questions of Geography PART I Geographies of the Enlightenment 2 The Enlightenment in National Context National Enlightenments? Enlightenment Margins? 3 Above and beyond the Nation: Cosmopolitan Networks The Enlightenment as a Republic of Letters Book Geographies: Translating and Receiving Enlightenment Knowledge Artifacts and Instruments: Collecting and Displaying the Enlightenment 4 Doing Enlightenment: Local Sites and Social Spaces The Enlightenment Locally: Sites of Practice Improving Spaces: Learned Academies and Scientific Societies Talking Places: Coffeehouses, Pubs, and Salons PART II Geographical Knowledge and the Enlightenment World 5 Exploring, Traveling, Mapping Encountering and Imagining Mapping and Inscribing Envisioning and Publicizing 6 Encountering the Physical World Putting the Earth to Shape Ordering the World of Plants Of Flood, Fire, and a Dynamic Earth On Oceans, Climate, and Meteorology 7 Geographies of Human Difference Physical, Moral, Natural? Explaining the World¿s Human Geography Conjectural Histories, Actual Geographies: Stadial Theory and Human ¿Progress¿ PART III Geography in the Enlightenment 8 Geography and the Book Geographies of the Encyclopédie Geography¿s Books and Textual Traditions Enlightenment Geography and National Identity: Jedidiah Morse, American Geography, and the New Republic 9 Geography in Practice Mapping and Measuring: Mathematical Cosmography, Military Geography, and the Capacity of the State Geographies of the Enlightenment Map World Diseases, Quadrupeds, and Moral Topography: The Environment for Medical Geography 10 Spaces and Forms of Geographical Sociability Knowing Places: Geography in the Learned Academies Teaching Spaces: Geography in Enlightenment Universities Geography¿s Public Places Domestic Geographies and Practical Instruction 11 Conclusion: The Enlightenment¿Questions of Geography The Enlightenment¿Geographically The Enlightenment¿s Future Geographies The Enlightenment¿Our Geographical Contemporary Notes Bibliography Index
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Philosophy, Modern -- 18th century.