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By J. G. A. Pocock

ISBN-10: 0521633451

ISBN-13: 9780521633451

ISBN-10: 0521797594

ISBN-13: 9780521797597

'Barbarism and faith' - Edward Gibbon's personal word - is the name of an acclaimed series of works through John Pocock designed to situate Gibbon, and his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in a chain of contexts within the historical past of eighteenth-century Europe. this can be a significant intervention from one of many world's prime historians of principles, not easy the thought of anybody 'Enlightenment' and positing as an alternative a plurality of enlightenments, of which the English used to be one. during this first quantity, The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, John Pocock follows Gibbon via his younger exile in Switzerland and his criticisms of the Encyclopédie, and lines the expansion of his old pursuits all the way down to the notion of the Decline and Fall itself.

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