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Barbarism and Religion Barbarians, Savages and Empires

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ISBN-10: 0521721016

ISBN-13: 9780521721011

Edition: 2008

Authors: J. G. A. Pocock

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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.
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Book details

List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

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