Barbarism and Religion

148-64 1996 : ' Gibbon e la concezione del Decline and Fall ' , in Imbruglia , 1996 , pp . 5-53 1997a : ' The Conception of Gibbon's History ' , in McKitterick and Quinault , 1997 , pp . 271-316 1997b : ' Gibbon's Timeless Verity ...

Barbarism and Religion

A major new sequence of works from one of the world's leading historians of ideas.

The Cambridge Companion to Edward Gibbon

A Dictionary of British and Irish Travellers in Italy, 1701– 1800 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997), pp. 277, 756–7, 534. Edward Gibbon, journal entry of 13 October 1763, quoted in Peter Ghosh, 'The Conception of Gibbon's ...

The Cambridge Companion to Edward Gibbon

Provides an accessible overview of the achievement of Edward Gibbon (1737-94), one of the world's greatest historians.

1997

Vicenza, Istituto per le ricerche di storia sociale e religiosa e Roma, Istituto Luigi Sturzo, 97, XII-186 p. (ill.). 670. ... In: Edward Gibbon and empire [Cf. n° 677], p. 271-316. — MAC KITTERICK (Rosamond). Gibbon 2.

1997

Annually published since 1930, the International bibliography of Historical Sciences (IBOHS) is an international bibliography of the most important historical monographs and periodical articles published throughout the world, which deal with history from the earliest to the most recent times. The works are arranged systematically according to period, region or historical discipline, and within this classification alphabetically. The bibliography contains a geographical index and indexes of persons and authors.

Edward Gibbon and the Shape of History

McKitterick, Rosamund, and Roland Quinault, eds. Edward Gibbon and Empire (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997). Momigliano, Arnaldo. 'Gibbon's Contribution to Historical Method'. In Studies in Historiography (London: Weidenfeld ...

Edward Gibbon and the Shape of History

Edward Gibbon's presentation of character in both the 'History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' and in his posthumously published 'Memoirs' demonstrates a prevailing interest in the values of transcendent heroism and individual liberty, but also an insistent awareness of the dangers these values pose to coherence and narrative order. Roberts explores the 'Decline and Fall' as a work of scholarship and of literature, tracing both its expansive outline and its expressive details.

Edward Gibbon and Empire

... Press 1997 First published 1997 Printed in Great Britain at the University Press , Cambridge A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Library of Congress cataloguing in publication data Edward Gibbon ...

Edward Gibbon and Empire

This book examines Gibbon's interpretations of empire and the intellectual context in which he formulated them against a background of the eighteenth- and late twentieth-century knowledge of late antiquity and the Middle Ages. Gibbon's ideas of empire, his understanding of monarchy and the balance of power, his sources and working methods, the structure of the History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, his attitude towards the barbarians, the contrasting treatments of the eastern and western Empire, his appreciation of past civilizations and their material remains, his audience and their reactions - contemporary and Victorian - are considered in the light of the latest research on eighteenth-century intellectual history on the one hand and on late antiquity, Byzantium and the Middle Ages on the other. The book breaks new ground in taking the form of a dialogue between experts on the fields about which Gibbon himself wrote, and eighteenth-century intellectual historians.

Barbarism and Religion Volume 5 Religion The First Triumph

1997: '“Une marionette infid`ele”: the fashioning of Gibbon's reputation as the English Voltaire'. In Womersley, 1997a, pp. ... 1997a: Edward Gibbon: Bicentenary Essays. ... 1997b: Religious Scepticism: Contemporary Responses to Gibbon.

Barbarism and Religion  Volume 5  Religion  The First Triumph

This fifth volume in John Pocock's acclaimed sequence on Barbarism and Religion turns to the controversy caused by Edward Gibbon's treatment of the early Christian church. Examining this controversy in unprecedented depth, Pocock challenges the assumption that Gibbon wrote with the intention of destroying belief in the Christian revelation, and questions our understanding of the character of 'enlightenment'. Reconsidering the genesis, inception and reception of these crucial chapters of Decline and Fall, Pocock explores the response of Gibbon's critics, affirming that his reputation as an unbeliever was established before his history of the Church had been written. The magnitude of Barbarism and Religion is already apparent. Religion: The First Triumph will be read not just as a remarkable analysis of the making of Decline and Fall, but also as a comment on the collision of belief and disbelief, a subject as pertinent now as it was to Gibbon's eighteenth-century readers.

Gibbon s Christianity

Trevor-Roper, H. R. “Edward Gibbon after Two Hundred Years.” Listener 72 (1964): 617–19, ... “Une Marionette Infidèle: The Fashioning of Edward Gibbon's Reputation as the English Voltaire. ... Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 1997. ———.

Gibbon   s Christianity

There has never been much doubt about the faith of the “infidel historian” Edward Gibbon. But for all of Gibbon’s skepticism regarding Christianity’s central doctrines, the author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire did not merely seek to oppose Christianity; he confronted it as a philosophical and historical puzzle. Gibbon’s Christianity tallies the results and conditions of that confrontation. Using rich correspondence, private journals, early works, and memoirs that were never completed, Hugh Liebert provides intimate access to Gibbon’s life in order to better understand his complex relationship with religion. Approaching the Decline and Fall from the context surrounding its conception, Liebert shows how Gibbon adapted explanations of the Roman republic’s rise to account for a new spiritual republic and, subsequently, the rise of modern Europe. Taken together, Liebert’s analysis of this context, including the nuance of Gibbon’s relationship to Christianity, and his readings of Gibbon’s better- and lesser-known texts suggest a historian more eager to comprehend Christianity’s worldly power than to sneer at or dismiss it. Eminently readable and wholly accessible to anyone interested in or familiar with the Decline and Fall, this groundbreaking reassessment of Gibbon’s most famous work will appeal especially to scholars of eighteenth-century studies.

Books and Their Readers in 18th Century England

43. See Norman Vance, The Victorians and Ancient Rome (Oxford: Blackwell, 1997), ch. 3. 44. The Letters of Edward Gibbon, Vol. 2, pp. 100, 105. 45. Quoted in Patricia B. Craddock, Edward Gibbon, Luminous Historian (Baltimore, ...

Books and Their Readers in 18th Century England

This collection of eight new essays investigates ways in which significant kinds of 18th-century writings were designed and received by different audiences. Rivers explores the answers to certain crucial questions about the contemporary use of books. This new edition contains the results of important new research by well known specialists in the field of book and publishing history over the last two decades.

1997 Proceedings Eighty Eighth Annual Convention of Rotary International

Well , it was Edward Gibbon . Who on earth is Edward Gibbon ? Well , Edward Gibbon , who lived in the 18th century , is the author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire . ― Strong thoughts indeed — and worth heeding ...

1997 Proceedings  Eighty Eighth Annual Convention of Rotary International


History Religion and Culture

2 Gibbon and the primitive church J.G. A. Pocock I The fifteenth and sixteenth chapters of Edward Gibbon's History ... ( 1 ) Edward Gibbon : Bicentenary Essays ( with the assistance of John Burrow and John Pocock ) , ( Oxford , 1997 ) ...

History  Religion  and Culture

Two volumes containing essays by leading scholars in modern British intellectual history.

Through the Looking Glass Byzantium through British Eyes

D. Womersley (London, 1995); E. Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, facsimile edition with an ... 3 A relevant publication here is R. McKitterick and R. Quinault, eds, Edward Gibbon and Empire (Cambridge, 1997).

Through the Looking Glass  Byzantium through British Eyes

The papers in this volume derive from the 29th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies. This was held for the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies in the University of London in March 1995, in order to complement the British Museum exhibition 'Byzantium. Treasures of Byzantine Art and Culture'. The objective of the symposium was to explore the ways in which British scholars, travellers, novelists, architects, churchmen and critics came into contact with Byzantium, and how they perceived what they saw. The present volume sets out some of the results of this enquiry. Byzantium is treated both as a source of influence on British culture as well as an 'idea' which British culture constructed in different ways in different periods of history. To give some comparative context, attention is also paid to attitudes towards Byzantium in continental Europe. Papers deal, amongst other topics, with the collecting of objects representative of Byzantine culture and with the changing appreciation of Byzantine manuscripts. They also include a series of case studies of individual historians and Byzantinists, and two deal in particular with Ruskin, who emerges as a perceptive 19th-century critic of Byzantine culture. Through the Looking Glass is volume 7 in the series published by Ashgate/Variorum on behalf of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies.

Gibbon and the Watchmen of the Holy City

Edward Gibbon : Making History ( London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1988 ) . QUANTIN , JEAN LOUIS . ... Edward Gibbon and Empire ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1997 ) , 247-70 . RUPP , E. G. Religion in England , 1688-1791 ...

Gibbon and the  Watchmen of the Holy City

This text is an examination of the conflict between Gibbon and his critics, especially the spokemen for religious orthodoxy. It illuminates both the historian's career and personality and the prevailing conditions for authorship in England.

Different Lives

At a 1997 conference to reassess the life and work of Wakefield, the two Maori presentersmadecleartheir anger andpainat the ... 28 Richard Garnett, Edward Gibbon Wakefield, the Colonization of South Australia and New Zealand (London: ...

Different Lives

Internationally acclaimed biographies are mostly written by Anglophone biographers. How does biography function as a public genre in the rest of the world? Different Lives offers a global perspective on the biographical tradition by seventeen scholars of fifteen different countries.

Late Roman Towns in Britain

The members of the committee of the 1894 Royal Historical Society's centenary celebrations of Gibbon's death included ... on contemporary thought and the role of Edward Gibbon in forming such views and opinions (ibid.; Vance 1997: 234).

Late Roman Towns in Britain

In this book, Adam Rogers examines the late Roman phases of towns in Britain. Critically analysing the archaeological notion of decline, he focuses on public buildings, which played an important role, administrative and symbolic, within urban complexes. Arguing against the interpretation that many of these monumental civic buildings were in decline or abandoned in the later Roman period, he demonstrates that they remained purposeful spaces and important centres of urban life. Through a detailed assessment of the archaeology of late Roman towns, this book argues that the archaeological framework of decline does not permit an adequate and comprehensive understanding of the towns during this period. Moving beyond the idea of decline, this book emphasises a longer-term perspective for understanding the importance of towns in the later Roman period.

Atlantic Europe in the First Millennium BC

Low, D. M. (1937) Edward Gibbon, 1737–1794, London: Chatto and Windus. McKitterick, R. (1997) 'Edward Gibbon and the early Middle Ages in eighteenth-century Europe' in R. McKitterick and R. Quinault (eds.) 1997, 162–89.

Atlantic Europe in the First Millennium BC

This volume of 33 papers on the Atlantic region of Western Europe in the first millennium BC reflects a diverse range of theoretical approaches, techniques, and methodologies across current research, and is an opportunity to compare approaches to the first millennium BC from different national and theoretical perspectives.

The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages

Giarrizzo, G., 'Il Medioevo tra Otto e Novecentro', in G. Cavallo, C. Leonardi, and E. Menestò (eds), Lo Spazio letterario del medioevo, 1. Il Medioevo latino, vol. 4, L'attualizzazione del testo (Rome, 1997), pp. 223–60. Gibbon, E.

The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages

"[The book's] subject matter is the changing interpretation within Europe of the end of the Roman Empire and the early Middle Ages from the eighteenth century to the present and how individual interpretations influenced and were influenced by the circumstances in which they were written."--Preface.

History and Nature in the Enlightenment

For emphasis on the optimism of the “general observations” see John matthews, “gibbon and the later roman empire: Causes and Circumstances,” in Edward Gibbon and Empire, ed. rosamond mcKitterick and roland Quinault (Cambridge, 1997), ...

History and Nature in the Enlightenment

The mastery of nature was viewed by eighteenth-century historians as an important measure of the progress of civilization. Modern scholarship has hitherto taken insufficient notice of this important idea. This book discusses the topic in connection with the mainstream religious, political, and philosophical elements of Enlightenment culture. It considers works by Edward Gibbon, Voltaire, Herder, Vico, Raynal, Hume, Adam Smith, William Robertson, and a wide range of lesser- and better-known figures. It also discusses many classical, medieval, and early modern sources which influenced Enlightenment historiography, as well as eighteenth-century attitudes toward nature in general.

History and the Enlightenment

Indicative of the increasing attention to Gibbon, two conferences in 1994 celebrated the completion of the Decline and Fall, resulting in: Rosamund McKitterick and Roland Quinault (eds), Edward Gibbon and Empire (Cambridge, 1997), ...

History and the Enlightenment

The historical philosophy of the Enlightenment -- The Scottish Enlightenment -- Pietro Giannone and Great Britain -- Dimitrie Cantemir's Ottoman history and its reception in England -- From deism to history: Conyers Middleton -- David Hume, historian -- The idea of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire -- Gibbon and the publication of the Decline and fall of the Roman Empire 1776-1976 -- Gibbon's last project -- The romantic movement and the study of history -- Lord Macaulay: the history of England -- Thomas Carlyle's historical philosophy -- Jacob Burckhardt.

Museums Anthropology and Imperial Exchange

Muriwhenua land report , Wellington : GP Publications , 1997 . Wakefield , Edward Gibbon . A view of the art of colonization , with present reference to the British Empire ; in letters between a statesman and a colonist ...

Museums  Anthropology and Imperial Exchange

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Britain s Imperial Muse

Prettejohn, E. (1996) 'Recreating Rome in Victorian Painting', in M. Liversidge and C. Edwards (eds) Imagining Rome (London). ... Quinalt, R. (1997) 'Gibbonand Churchill', in R. McKitterick and R. Quinalt (eds) Edward Gibbon and Empire ...

Britain s Imperial Muse

Britain's Imperial Muse explores the classics' contribution to British imperialism and to the experience of empire in India through the long 19th century. It reveals the classics role as a foundational source for positive conceptions of empire and a rhetorical arsenal used by commentators to justify conquest and domination, especially of India.