The second volume of Barbarism and Religion explores the historiography of Enlightenment, and looks at Gibbon's intellectual relationship with writers like Voltaire, Hume and Smith. 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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'Pocock manages to place Gibbon within these larger cosmopolitan movements without diminishing the historian's extraordinary accomplishment.' Tim Breen, New York Times Review of Books
'Pocock the historian of political thought has not been altogether useless to Pocock the historian of Gibbon's Roman Empire.' Peter Burke, European Legacy
'… the grandeur of Pocock's conception amazes, but it is often the asides and apercus that linger longest in the mind.' David Armitage, Lingua Franca
'Thus we come back to the English Protestant Enlightenment and the point from which John Pocock set out on his magnificent tour de force.' Nicholas Tyacke, The Times Literary Supplement
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Descripción Cambridge University Press, 1999. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction; Prelude: the varieties of early modern historiography: Part I. Constructing The Enlightened Narrative: Section I. Pietro Giannone: Jurist and Libertin in the Central Mediterranean; 1. Civil and ecclesiastical history; 2. Popes and emperors: from the Isaurians to the Hohenstaufen; 3. Angevins, Spaniards and Gallicans: to the brink of enlightenment; 4. Gibbon and Giannone: narrative, philosophy, erudition; Section II. Voltaire: Neo-Classicst and Philosophe in the Enlightened World-Picture; 1. On the horizons of Europe: the kings of the north; 2. Courtly monarchy as the instrument of Englightenment: the Siecle de Louis XIV; 3. Asia and the dechristianisation of history: the Siecle and the Essai sur les Moeurs; 4. The Christian millennium in Europe: the Essai sur les Moeurs; 5. The recovery of civil government, the rebirth of fanaticism, and the return to the Siecle; 6. Voltaire: the exasperating predecessor; Part II. The Historical Age and the Historical Nation; Section III. David Hume and the Philosophical History of England; 1. The problems of history in the Hanoverian kingdoms; 2. David Hume: the Essays as contemporary history; 3. The History of Great Britain: Hume's modern history; 4. England under the House of the Tudor: monarchy, Europe and enthusiasm; 5. Hume's History of England: the Enlightened narrative in retrospect; Section IV. William Robertson and the History of Europe; 1. The problems of history: the Scottish perspective; 2. Scotland and the progress of society; 3. The Reign of Charles V and the emergence of the European States; 4. Robertson: histories written and unwritten; Part III. The Progress of Civil Society; Section V. Adam Smith: Jurisprudence into History; 1. Moral philosophy and the stages of society; 2. Smith's Glasgow lectures: narrative and philosophical history; Section IV. Adam Ferguson: the Moderate as Machiavellian; 1. Ferguson's Essay: Siberia as the cradle of World history; 2. The Memoires Litteraires and the Remains of Japhet; 3. Scottish narrative: theoretical and civil history; Part IV. Intending the Decline and Fall; 1. The Enlightened narrative and the project of 1776; 2. 'Gibbon's dark ages:' the writings of 1765-72; 3. Beginning to write: the evidence of the autobiographies; Bibliographies; Index. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0521640024
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Descripción CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2007. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 235 x 160 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The 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. Nº de ref. de la librería APC9780521640022