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Title: Barbarism and Religion Volume four
Authors: J. G. A. POCOCK
Keywords: Barbarism and Religion
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Description: This fourth volume in John Pocock’s great sequence on Barbarism and Religion focuses on the idea of barbarism. Barbarism was central to the history of western historiography, to the history of Enlightenment, and to Edward Gibbon himself: as a concept it was central to understanding its converse, civility, and deeply problematic to enlightened historians seeking to understand their own civil societies in the light of exposure to newly discovered civilisations hitherto beyond the reach of history. The troubled relationship between philosophy and history is addressed squarely in this fourth volume, and as before John Pocock grounds his arguments in intensive analyses of a number of major texts by which Gibbon was particularly influenced; those of Goguet, de Guignes, Robertson and Raynal in particular.
ISBN: Barbarism and Religion Volume three
Appears in Collections:Religion

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