Strangers Nowhere in the World

Drawing on sources as various as Inquisition records and spy reports, minutes of scientific societies and the writings of political revolutionaries, Margaret C. Jacob reveals a moment in European history when an ideal of cultural openness came to seem strong enough to counter centuries of prevailing chauvinism and xenophobia.

Strangers Nowhere in the World
The Rise of Cosmopolitanism in Early Modern Europe

Margaret C. Jacob

2006 | 200 pages | Cloth $39.95 | Paper $24.95
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Table of Contents

1. Censors, Inquisitors, and Cosmopolites
2. Alchemy, Science, and a Universalist Language
3. Markets Not So Free
4. Secrecy and the Paradox at the Heart of Modernity (the Masonic Moment)
5. Liberals, Radicals, and Bohemians