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Sylvana Palma Tomaselli

Sylvana Palma Tomaselli
St John's College, Cambridge, UK · History and HSPS

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
History of civilization, History of Political Theory, Montesquieu, Hume, Adam Smith, Wollstonecraft
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January 2000 - January 2015
St. John's College
Position
  • Sir Harry Hinsley Lecturer in History, Director of Studies in History, and HSPS

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Publications (38)
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Andrew S. Curran, Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely, History Today Volume 69 Issue 2 February 2019 https://www.historytoday.com/reviews/entertaining-thoughts
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Together with David Hume, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith, Mary Wollstonecraft thought modern commercial society exacerbated the psychological need of most of their members to seek the approbation of others. Like them, she thought the better part of her contemporaries were caught in a hall of mirrors and sought to be esteemed for their appeara...
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indeed, she also wishes to broaden it so as to include not only those of Wollstonecraft’s female contemporaries who shared her political views, but also those who developed an accommodating, pragmatic form of feminism, better suited to the post-Enlightenment, post-Revolutionary age (Weiss 2017, 7). These authors created ‘the non-parodic female phil...
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Review of Lena Halldenius' Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Republicanism.
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Keynote Speech 5th June 2015 London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought 2015 Public and Private in the History of Political Thought Institute of Historical Research, London. Reflections on the ideas of the Public and Private in the History of Political Thought
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Presented at the Balzan Skinner Conference 2015 on Gender and Political Theory in Early Modern Europe, it discusses how we might assess women political theorists.
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This chapter investigate the nature of the subject of Raynal's Histoire des Deux Indes and reflects on its genre.
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David Francis Taylor’s Theatres of Opposition originates in his doctoral thesis, and the questions behind Claire Grogan’s Politics and Genre in the Works of Elizabeth Hamilton also first took shape during her graduate research into the politics of British women’s writing in the late eighteenth century. The books share relatively little besides. The...
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Lessons from the Franks and the Greeks. Montesquieu's L’Esprit des lois (The Spirit of the Laws, 1748) stands among the most intellectually challenging and inspired contributions to political theory in the eighteenth century. The scope of the book, its sustained reflection, its impact on social and political debates throughout Europe, as well as it...
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The concept of civilization has been pressed into hard work in eighteenth-century studies in recent years and as such warrants scrutiny. While it will be examined somewhat tangentially here, its conjunction with patriotism in the present chapter will provide a framework for, and possibly even the beginning of an answer to, a fair question prompted...
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Book InformationSmall Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750–1810. By Harriet Guest. U. of Chicago P.. Chicago. 2001. Pp. 352. $49. Paperback, $20.
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We are rich in knowledge of the history of political economy. However, this chapter asks: Have we the history of an invention? Have we the history of two inventions, of two epistemic watersheds? The chapter suggests that the notion of invention and the quest for founding fathers is a potentially hazardous intellectual activity. It favors the search...
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A richly researched, evocative account of the individuals and institutions involved in the settling of the non-Indian West—and of the impact of the development of the West on the nation as a whole. In the 19th century, the United States established control over the western half of the continent, boldly confronting Mexico, European powers, and power...
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