The Autonomy of History: Truth and Method from Erasmus to Gibbon

The Autonomy of History: Truth and Method from Erasmus to Gibbon

by Joseph M. Levine


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226475417
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/28/1999
Edition description: 1
Pages: 267
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Renaissance Essays
Ch. 1. Thomas More and the English Renaissance: History and Fiction in Utopia
Ch. 2. Philology and History: Erasmus and the Johannine Comma
Ch. 3. Thomas Elyot, Stephen Hawes, and the Education of Eloquence
Part Two: Ancients and Moderns
Ch. 4. Strife in the Republic of Letters
Ch. 5. The Battle of the Books and the Field of Achilles
Ch. 6. Jonathan Swift and the Idea of History
Ch. 7. Giambattista Vico and the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns
Part Three: Edward Gibbon and the Johannine Comma
Ch. 8. Truth and Method in Gibbon's Historiography
Ch. 9. Travis vs. Gibbon
Ch. 10 Porson vs. Travis
Part Four: History and Theory
Ch. 11 The Autonomy of History: R.G. Collingwood and Agatha Christie
Ch. 12 Collingwood, Vico, and the Autobiography
Ch. 13 Method in the History of Ideas: More, Machiavelli, and Quentin Skinner
Ch. 14 Objectivity in History: Peter Novick and R.G. Collingwood

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