Barbarism and Religion by J. G. A. Pocock
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Barbarism and Religion
By J. G. A. Pocock

Barbarism and Religion

Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, 1737-1764 v. 1

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Barbarism and Religion by J. G. A. Pocock

Book Awards

  • Winner of Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History of the American Philosophical Society 1999.

Book Description

'Barbarism and Religion' - Edward Gibbon's own phrase - is the title of an acclaimed 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 of ideas, challenging the notion of any one 'Enlightenment' and positing instead a plurality of enlightenments, of which the English was one. In this first volume, The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, John Pocock follows Gibbon through his youthful exile in Switzerland and his criticisms of the Encyclopedie, and traces the growth of his historical interests down to the conception of the Decline and Fall itself.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521633451
ISBN-10: 0521633451
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author J. G. A. Pocock

Barbarism and Religion: Volume 5, Religion: The First Triumph by 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 by J. G. A. Pocock 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 by J. G. A. Pocock Political Thought and History, Hardback (February 2009)

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 was for many years (1974-1994) Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University. His many seminal works on intellectual history include The Ancient Constitution and the Feudal Law (1957, Second Edition 1987), Politics, Language and Time (1971), The Machiavellian Moment (1975), and Virtue, Commerce and History (1985). He has also edited The Political Works of James Harrington (1977) and Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1987), as well as the collaborative study The Varieties of British Political Thought (1995). A Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Historical Society, Professor Pocock is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society.

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