Barbarism and Religion, Volume 4: Barbarians, Savages and Empires

Barbarism and Religion, Volume 4: Barbarians, Savages and Empires

by J. G. A. Pocock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521856256

ISBN-13: 9780521856256

Pub. Date: 03/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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 the enlightenment, and to Edward Gibbon himself. As a concept it was deeply problematic to enlightened historians seeking to understand their own civil societies in the light

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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 the enlightenment, and to Edward Gibbon himself. As a concept it was deeply problematic to enlightened historians seeking to understand their own civil societies in the light of exposure to newly-discovered civilizations hitherto beyond the reach of history. The troubled relationship between philosophy and history is addressed directly in this fourth volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521856256
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2006
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
974,012
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. The History and Theory of Barbarism: 1. Introducing the barbarian: problems of barbarism and religion; 2. Anquetil-Duperron: despotism and prophecy in Sassanid Persia; 3. Antoine-Yves Goguet: the Confusion of Tongues and the origins of civility; 4. Thomas Carte: Japhetic settlers in the western islands; 5. The first Germans: lethargy and passion in a transhumant culture; Part II. Joseph de Guignes and the Discovery of Eurasia: 6. Gentile history in the further Asia; 7. The many faces of Fo: the problem of religion in Eurasian history; 8. Hans, Huns and Romans: the rhythms of barbarism and empire; Part III. The New World and the Problem of History: 9. The invention and discovery of savagery; 10. Robertson's America: the Scottish theoretical encounter with the New World; 11. The universe of savagery and the search for history; 12. Ancient history for modern settlers: the response to Robertson; Part IV. The Crisis of the Seaborne Empires: 13. European history and the global ocean; 14. The antiquity of Asia: legislators, priests and the tragedy of history; 15. American savages and European barbarians: the invasion of the natural world; 16, Slaves and settlers: the sugar islands in the new geopolitics; 17. Utopia and revolution: the northern continent in history; Conclusion; 18. Gibbon and the Empires; Envoi; Bibliography of works cited; Index.

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