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Barbarism and Religion, Volume 4 Barbarians, Savages and Empires

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ISBN-10: 0521856256

ISBN-13: 9780521856256

Edition: 2005

Authors: J. G. A. Pocock

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This book challenges the idea of 'The Enlightenment', positing instead a plurality of enlightenments, of which the English was one.
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Book details

List price: $124.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/27/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 388
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
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 forest 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 Romans: 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 colonists: the reception of Robertson
The Crisis of the Seaborne Empires
European history and the global ocean
The antiquity of Asia: priests, legislators 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