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Barbarism and Religion, Volume 1, The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, 1737-1764 : Volume 1, The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, 1737-1764.

Author: J G A Pocock
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Barbarism and religion.
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This is the first in a sequence of works by John Pocock designed to situate Edward Gibbon, and his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in a series of contexts in the history of Europe. This is a major intervention from one of the world's leading historians of ideas.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J G A Pocock
ISBN: 9780511051265 0511051263
OCLC Number: 437063268
Description: 1 online resource (357 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Note on references, quotations and translations; Abbreviations; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 Putney, Oxford and the question of English Enlightenment; CHAPTER 2 Lausanne and the Arminian Enlightenment; CHAPTER 3 The re-education of young Gibbon: method, unbelief and the turn towards history; CHAPTER 4 The Hampshire militia and the problems of modernity; CHAPTER 5 Study in the camp: erudition and the search for a narrative; CHAPTER 6 The politics of scholarship in French and English Enlightenment. CHAPTER 7 Erudition and Enlightenment in the Académie des InscriptionsCHAPTER 8 D'Alembert's 'Discours préliminaire': the philosophe perception of history; CHAPTER 9 The 'Essai sur l'étude de la littérature': imagination, irony and history; CHAPTER 10 Paris and the gens de lettres: experience and recollection; CHAPTER 11 The return to Lausanne and the pursuit of erudition; CHAPTER 12 The journey to Rome and the transformation of intentions.
Series Title: Barbarism and religion.

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This is the first in a sequence of works by John Pocock designed to situate Edward Gibbon, and his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in a series of contexts in the history of Europe. This is a major intervention from one of the world's leading historians of ideas.

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