Barbarism and Religion: Volume 3, The First Decline and Fall

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Cambridge University Press, 2005 M10 27 - 527 páginas
"Barbarism and Religion"--Edward Gibbon's own phrase - is the title of a 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 eighteenth-century Europe. This is a major intervention from one of the world's leading historians, challenging the notion of any one 'Enlightenment' and positing instead a plurality of enlightenments, of which the English was one. The first two volumes of Barbarism and Religion were warmly and widely reviewed, and won the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History of the American Philosophical Society. In this third volume in the sequence, The First Decline and Fall, John Pocock offers an historical introduction to the first fourteen chapters of Gibbon's great work, recounting the end of the classical civilisation Gibbon and his readers knew so much better than the worlds that followed.
 

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Contenido

the problem of the Antonine moment
7
the Tacitean narrative
17
Appian of Alexandria
32
The construction of Christian empire
65
the formation of a Christian
77
Otto of Freising and the two cities
98
The historiography of the translatio imperii
127
from translatio to declinatio
153
empire and monarchy
239
barbarism
258
the problem of arms in ancient
276
European Enlightenment and the Machiavellian moment
307
The Antonine moment
419
The Severi and the disintegration of the principate
448
The Illyrian recovery and the new monarchy 64
464
The Constantinean moment
489

Flavio Biondo and the decades of decline
179
Niccolo Machiavelli and the imperial republic
203

Términos y frases comunes

Acerca del autor (2005)

J. G. A. Pocock is one of the world's leading historians of ideas, and is Harry C. Black Emeritus Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University.

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