Freedom of Speech: The History of an Idea

Title

Freedom of Speech: The History of an Idea

Subject

Freedom of speech -- History
Assembly, Right of
Freedom of information
Intellectual freedom
History

Description

"The essays in this volume portray the public debates concerning freedom of speech in the eighteenth-century in France and Britain as well as Austria, Denmark, Russia, and Spain and its American territories. Representing the views of both moderate and radical eighteenth-century thinkers, these essays by eminent scholars suggest that twenty-first-century controversies regarding the extent of permissible speech have their origins in the eighteenth-century. The economic integration of Europe and its offshoots over the past three centuries into a distinctive cultural product, "the West," has given rise to a triumphalist Enlightenment narrative of universalism and tolerance that masks these divisions and the disparate national contributions to freedom of speech and other liberal rights"--Provided by publisher.

Creator

Elizabeth Powers 1944-

Publisher

Bucknell University Press

Date

2011

Format

Book, physical
Book, electronic

Language

English

Identifier

K3254 .F75 2011

Files

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Citation

Elizabeth Powers 1944-, “Freedom of Speech: The History of an Idea,” Trinity College Library, accessed June 15, 2021, https://tclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/263.