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Author Gascoigne, John, 1951-

Title The enlightenment and the origins of European Australia / John Gascoigne
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002


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 MELB  994.02 Gas/Eat  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Introduction -- Pt. I. Contexts -- 2. Religion -- 3. Politics -- Pt. 2. The Possibilities of Improvement -- 4. The Earth and its Fruits -- 5. Science and the Land -- Pt. 3. The Improvement of Human Nature -- 6. The Cultivation of the Mind -- 7. Of Crimes and Punishments -- 8. Race and the Limits of 'Improvement'
Summary "The Enlightenment and the Origins of European Australia surveys some of the key intellectual influences in the formation of Australian society by emphasising the impact of the Enlightenment with its commitment to rational enquiry and progress, attitudes which owed much to the successes of the Scientific Revolution. The first part of the book analyses the political and religious background of the period from the First Fleet (1788) to the mid-nineteenth century. The second demonstrates the pervasiveness of ideas of improvement - a form of the idea of progress - which originally largely derived from agriculture but were to shape attitudes to human nature in fields as diverse as education, penal discipline and race relations."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis New South Wales
Cultural identity
Political ideologies
History, Pre-1801
History, 1801-1900
Australia - Religion
Enlightenment - Australia
Australia - Intellectual life - 18th century
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Science -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Australia.
Enlightenment -- Australia.
Political science -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Australia.
Europeans -- Australia -- History.
Australia -- Civilization.
Australia -- History -- 1788-1851.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1788-1851
Australia -- Politics and government -- To 1788
Australia -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1788-1900
Australia -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Australia -- Religion -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Australia -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Australia -- Religion -- 18th century.
Australia -- Religion -- 19th century.
Australia -- History -- 1788-1851 -- Historiography.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Author Curthoys, Patricia.
LC no. 2002031186
ISBN 0521803438 :
Other Titles Enlightenment & the origins of European Australia
The enlightenment & the origins of European Australia