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The Age of QuestionsOr, A First Attempt at an Aggregate History of the Eastern, Social, Woman, American, Jewish, Polish, Bullion, Tuberculosis, and Many Other Questions over the Nineteenth Century, and Beyond$
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Holly Case

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780691131153

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691131153.001.0001

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Prologue

Prologue

Questions and Their Predecessors

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(p.8) Prologue
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The Age of Questions
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Holly Case

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691131153.003.0002

This prologue provides an overview of the history of the age of questions, and more specifically how “the x question” emerged and proliferated beginning in the 1830s. It considers when and why people started thinking in terms of “the x question,” what the phrase meant, and whether there was such a thing as an age of questions. It examines the role played by the scholastic question, or quaestio disputata, in the age of questions; how the so-called querelle des femmes that was formulated in France in the sixteenth century morphed into the question des femmes, or woman question; catechisms as likely ancestors of questions; and forerunners of later questions, including the Palladium, a publication that opened a venue in the public sphere similar to the one created by the London debating societies. Finally, it explores how official venues lent their forms to the “age of questions”.

Keywords:   questions, x question, scholastic question, querelle des femmes, question des femmes, woman question, catechisms, debating societies, Palladium

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