© 1999

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

About the editors

GRAHAM GARGETT is Senior Lecturer in French, University of Ulster. His publications include: Voltaire and Protestantism, Jacob Vernet, Geneva and the 'philosophes'.

GERALDINE SHERIDAN is Associate Professor of French, Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Limerick. She has published a monograph on Nicolas Lenglet Dufresnoy and the Literay Underworld of the Ancien Régime; an edition (with Jean Sgard) Voyage du Prince Fan-Férédin dans la Romancie; and numerous journal articles in related areas.

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