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The Resource Barbarism and religion, Volume five, Religion : the first triumph, J. G. A. Pocock, (electronic resource)

Barbarism and religion, Volume five, Religion : the first triumph, J. G. A. Pocock, (electronic resource)

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Barbarism and religion, Volume five, Religion : the first triumph
Title
Barbarism and religion
Title number
Volume five
Title part
Religion : the first triumph
Statement of responsibility
J. G. A. Pocock
Title variation
Barbarism and religion
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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UkCbUP
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Pocock, J. G. A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Gibbon, Edward
  • Enlightenment
  • Rome
  • Great Britain
Label
Barbarism and religion, Volume five, Religion : the first triumph, J. G. A. Pocock, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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ssj0000459790
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 419 pages)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780511778438
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000459790
Label
Barbarism and religion, Volume five, Religion : the first triumph, J. G. A. Pocock, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Control code
ssj0000459790
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 419 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780511778438
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000459790

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