Ireland and the French Enlightenment, 1700–1800

  • Graham Gargett
  • Geraldine Sheridan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Irish Readers and Readings

  3. Ireland Seen from France

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Graham Gargett
      Pages 152-170
  4. Tools of Transmission

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Máire Kennedy, Geraldine Sheridan
      Pages 173-196
    3. Simon Davies
      Pages 197-212
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 233-293

About this book


By what channels did the French Enlightenment reach the eighteenth-century Irish reader, and what impact did it have? What were the images of Ireland current in the France of the philosophers like Voltaire? These are the questions which a team of scholars attempt to answer in this volume.


enlightenment France French Henri Rousseau Ireland Jean-Jacques Rousseau Jean-Jaques Rousseau knowledge Montesquieu philosophy Rousseau theatre trade transmission Voltaire

Editors and affiliations

  • Graham Gargett
    • 1
  • Geraldine Sheridan
    • 2
  1. 1.University of UlsterNorthern Ireland
  2. 2.Department of Languages and Cultural StudiesUniversity of LimerickRepublic of Ireland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39600-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-51015-9
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