History and the Enlightenment

History and the Enlightenment

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Arguably the leading British historian of his generation, Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914-2003) is most celebrated and admired as the author of essays. This volume brings together some of the most original and radical writings of his career- many hitherto inaccessible, one never before published, all demonstrating his piercing intellect, urbane wit, and gift for elegant, vivid narrative. This collection focuses on the writing and understanding of history in the eighteenth century and on the great historians and the intellectual context that inspired or provoked their writings. It combines incisive discussion of such figures as Gibbon, Hume, and Carlyle with broad sweeps of analysis and explication. Essays on the Scottish Enlightenment and the Romantic movement are balanced by intimate portraits of lesser-known historians whose significance Trevor-Roper took particular delight in revealing.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9780300139341
0300139349
Branch Call Number: 907.2 TrevorRo
Characteristics: xxvi, 314 p. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Robertson, John 1951-

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