Visions of the Enlightenment : the Edict on Religion of 1788 and the politics of the public sphere in eighteenth-century Prussia

Sauter, Michael J

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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • The Frederickian monarchy and the Enlightenment in Prussia -- The ponytail, the enthusiast, and the "enlightened" public sphere -- The Enlightenment on trial -- Conscience and the rhetoric of freedom -- Counting the Enlightenment -- What was Enlightenment? -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: All texts (120) published in response to the edict -- Appendix B: Reviews (57) not published in the "Allgemeine deutsche Bibliothek" -- Appendix C: On the philosophical debate on the nature and boundaries of the Enlightenment
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