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Barbarism and Religion 2 Volume Hardback Set Hardcover – October 28, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0521779210 ISBN-10: 0521779219 Edition: 0th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 824 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (October 28, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521779219
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521779210
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 2.4 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,110,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...one admires the breadth of his erudition. Indeed, like Gibbon, [J.G.A. Pocock] is a truly enlightened historian, one who takes ideas seriously and who has no patience for those of our own age who would 'deny the reality of authors and the readability of texts.'" T.H. Breen, New York Times Book Review

Book Description

Barbarism and Religion--Edward Gibbon's own phrase--is the title of an acclaimed sequence of works by John Pocock designed to situate Gibbon, and his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in a series of contexts in the history of Europe. This is a major intervention from one of the world's leading historians, challenging the idea of a single 'Enlightenment' with Paris at its centre: through Gibbon a plurality of enlightenments in fact emerge, of which the English, an ecclesiastical as well as a secular phenomenon, was one.

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3 of 52 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 13, 2000
I find writing a bit obscure, complex. Details, however, often interesting.
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