Barbarism and Religion: Volume 3, The First Decline and Fall
First Decline and Fall v. 3
By (author) J. G. A. Pocock
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Barbarism and Religion: Volume 3, The First Decline and Fall by J. G. A. Pocock
Book Description'Barbarism and Religion' - Edward Gibbon's own phrase - is the title of a sequence of works by John Pocock designed to situate Gibbon, and his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in a series of contexts in the history of eighteenth-century Europe. This is a major intervention from one of the world's leading historians, challenging the notion of any one 'Enlightenment' and positing instead a plurality of enlightenments, of which the English was one. The first two volumes of Barbarism and Religion were warmly and widely reviewed, and won the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History of the American Philosophical Society. In this third volume in the sequence, The First Decline and Fall, John Pocock offers an historical introduction to the first fourteen chapters of Gibbon's great work, recounting the end of the classical civilisation Gibbon and his readers knew so much better than the worlds that followed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521824453
(228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author J. G. A. Pocock
Barbarism and Religion: Volume 5, Religion: The First Triumph, Paperback (June 2015)
This volume in John Pocock's acclaimed sequence on Barbarism and Religion examines Gibbon's controversial treatment of the early Christian church.
Barbarism and Religion: Volume 6, Hardback (May 2015)
Sixth and final volume in an acclaimed series situating Edward Gibbon in a series of contexts in eighteenth-century European history.
Political Thought and History, Paperback (February 2009)» View all books by J. G. A. Pocock
Selected essays of arguably the greatest and most influential historian of ideas of modern times.
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Author Biography - J. G. A. Pocock
J. G. A. Pocock is one of the world's leading historians of ideas, and is Harry C. Black Emeritus Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University.
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