Barbarism and Religion
Narratives of Civil Government v. 2
By (author) J. G. A. Pocock
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Barbarism and Religion by J. G. A. Pocock
Book DescriptionThe second volume in the acclaimed sequence of Barbarism and Religion explores the historiography of Enlightenment. John Pocock investigates a series of major authors who wrote Enlightened histories on a grand narrative scale, were known to Edward Gibbon and were important in the latter's own work: Giannone, Voltaire, Hume, Robertson, Ferguson and Adam Smith. With his recognition that the subject of the Decline and Fall demanded treatment of both the patristic as well as the papal church, Edward Gibbon's intellectual trajectory is both similar but at points crucially distinct from the dominant Latin 'Enlightened narrative' these writers developed. This volume is also informed by the perception that the interaction of philosophy, erudition and narrative is central to the development of enlightened historiography: once again John Pocock shows how the Decline and Fall is both akin to but distinct from the historiographical context within which Gibbon wrote his great work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521640022
(228mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Oct-1999
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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