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History and the Enlightenment by Hugh Trevor-Roper

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History and the Enlightenment by Hugh Trevor-Roper 

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Pages crisp and clear with tight binding. Michael Howard's book plate to inside cover. Minimal wear to dust jacket. See images

Product Details

  • Format - Hardback
  • Pages - 314

  

Synopsis

Arguably the leading British historian of his generation, Hugh Trevor-Roper 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.

 

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