This is an exploration of William Robertson, a leading figure in the eighteenth-century Enlightenment.
Table of Contents
List of contributors; Introduction Stewart J. Brown; 1. William Robertson (1721–1793) and the Scottish Enlightenment Stewart J. Brown; 2. Robertson's letters and the life of writing Jeffrey Smitten; 3. Providence and progress: an introduction to the historical thought of William Robertson Nicholas Phillipson; 4. Robertson's place in the development of eighteenth-century narrative history Karen O'Brien; 5. Robertsonian romanticism and realism Owen Dudley Edwards; 6. The ideological significance of Robertson's History of Scotland Colin Kidd; 7. The reception of William Robertson's historical writings in eighteenth-century France John Renwick; 8. Charles V and the book trade: an episode in Enlightenment print culture Richard B. Sher; 9. 'From Savage to Scot' via the French and Spaniards: Robertson's principal Spanish sources Bruce P. Lenman; 10. Robertson and contemporary images of India Geoffrey Carnall; 11. A list of writings about William Robertson, 1755–1995 Jeffrey Smitten; Index.
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