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Narratives of enlightenment : cosmopolitan history from Voltaire to Gibbon, Karen O'Brien

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Narratives of enlightenment : cosmopolitan history from Voltaire to Gibbon
Title
Narratives of enlightenment
Title remainder
cosmopolitan history from Voltaire to Gibbon
Statement of responsibility
Karen O'Brien
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Is there a common European identity? If so, what kinds of history does it possess? Narratives of Enlightenment examines the literary and historical achievements of major figures such as Voltaire, David Hume, William Robertson, Edward Gibbon and the American historian David Ramsay in the light of eighteenth-century political and national debates in France, Scotland, England and America. Undertaking a comparative reappraisal of these writers, Karen O'Brien investigates the degree and nature of their intellectual investments in the idea of a common European civilisation
  • This original and incisive study intervenes from the perspective of literary criticism in contemporary debates about Enlightenments past and present, the political uses for narrative, and the European contexts of national awareness
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O'Brien, Karen
Dewey number
907/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
PN50
LC item number
.O27 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in eighteenth-century English literature and thought
Series volume
34
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and history
  • Enlightenment
  • Intellectual life
  • Voltaire
  • Hume, David
  • Robertson, William (Historiker)
  • Gibbon, Edward
  • Ramsay, David
  • Literatura e historia
  • Ilustración
  • Littérature et histoire
  • Siècle des lumières
  • Vie intellectuelle
  • Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
  • Geschiedschrijving
  • Wereldburgerschap
  • Geschichtsschreibung
  • Nationalbewusstsein
  • Nationalbewusstsein
  • Frankreich
  • Schottland
  • Großbritannien
  • USA
  • Europa
Label
Narratives of enlightenment : cosmopolitan history from Voltaire to Gibbon, Karen O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based partly on the author's thesis (doctoral)-- St. Hugh's College, Oxford
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-243) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: cosmopolitanism, narrative, history -- Voltaire's neoclassical poetics of history -- European contexts in Hume's History of England -- William Robertson to the rescue of Scottish history -- Robertson on the triumph of Europe and its empires -- Emulation and revival: Gibbon's Decline and fall of the Roman Empire -- David Ramsay's sceptical history of the American Revolution -- Afterwood -- Selected secondary studies of the work of individual historians -- Selected general studies of historical writing in the eighteenth century
Control code
35686087
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780521465335
Lccn
96036667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)35686087
Label
Narratives of enlightenment : cosmopolitan history from Voltaire to Gibbon, Karen O'Brien
Publication
Note
Based partly on the author's thesis (doctoral)-- St. Hugh's College, Oxford
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: cosmopolitanism, narrative, history -- Voltaire's neoclassical poetics of history -- European contexts in Hume's History of England -- William Robertson to the rescue of Scottish history -- Robertson on the triumph of Europe and its empires -- Emulation and revival: Gibbon's Decline and fall of the Roman Empire -- David Ramsay's sceptical history of the American Revolution -- Afterwood -- Selected secondary studies of the work of individual historians -- Selected general studies of historical writing in the eighteenth century
Control code
35686087
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780521465335
Lccn
96036667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)35686087

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