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

Barbarism and Religion: Volume 1, The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, 1737–1764 by J. G. A. Pocock
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'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 Encyclopédie, and traces the growth of his historical interests down to the conception of the Decline and Fall itself.
Cambridge University Press; October 1999
357 pages; ISBN 9780511036033
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Title: Barbarism and Religion: Volume 1, The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, 1737–1764
Author: J. G. A. Pocock
 
ISBNs
0511036035
9780511036033
9780521633451