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FA-12084-78

Margaret C. Jacob
University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000)

The Irrational in the Age of Reason: Undercurrents in the European Enlightenment

A book length study of the Enlightenment which will bring into focus social and intellectual aspects of that era which are generally ignored or unknown. The project will center on such topics as the relationship between magical and scientific thought, the world of the freethinkers, publishers, booksellers and libertines, and the enthusiastic and mystical cults of the 18th century. Study will contain a lengthy appendix devoted to primary source material.

Project fields:
European History

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$17,542 (approved)
$17,542 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1977 – 8/31/1978