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The American and French Revolutions Compared

Jonathan Israel will hold an open research seminar sharing his recent findings related to his recent publication, "The Expanding Blaze".


04.10.2017 kl. 16.30 - 18.30


Jonathan Israel has recently published "The Expanding Blaze" where he investigates the intricate relation of the American Revolution to the Enlightenment tradition - and analyzes the international repercussions of that revolution.

Jonathan Israel’s work is concerned with European colonial history from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century. His recent work focuses on the impact of radical thought (especially Spinoza, Bayle, Diderot, and the eighteenth-century French materialists) on the Enlightenment and on the emergence of modern ideas of democracy, equality, toleration, freedom of the press, and individual freedom. 

The event is open for everybody. Registrate here

Contact person: Runa V. Højgaard - runa@hum.aau.dk




Humanomics Research Centre


A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 København SV (Room 3.084A)

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