Barbarism and Religion: Volume 4
Barbarians, Savages and Empires Barbarians, Savages and Empires v. 4
By (author) J. G. A. Pocock
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Barbarism and Religion: Volume 4 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. In the fourth volume in the sequence, first published in 2005, Pocock argues that barbarism was central to the history of western historiography, to the history of the Enlightenment, and to Edward Gibbon himself. As a concept it was deeply problematic to Enlightened historians seeking to understand their own civilised societies in the light of exposure to newly discovered civilisations which were, until then, beyond the reach of history itself.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521856256
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2005
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, Hardback (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
Born in London and brought up in Christchurch, New Zealand, J. G. A. Pocock was educated at the universities of Canterbury and Cambridge, and is now Harry C. Black Emeritus Professor of History at the Johns Hopkins University.
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