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Preludes and postludes to Gibbon: variations on an impromptu by J. G. A. Pocock

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The study of historiography is undergoing a revolution akin to that which took place in the history of political thought in the 1960s, and the work of J. G. A. Pocock is central to both. Pocock's continuing exploration, in Barbarism and Religion (1999-), of the intellectual context of Gibbons History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, is central to this enterprise, and this essay situates the origins of his own work within a pre-'Cambridge School' Cambridge and its...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
History of European Ideas Journal website
Volume:
35
Issue:
4
Pages:
418-432
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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ISSN:
0191-6599
URN:
uuid:069496c7-bcd9-4ca7-bfa1-5c4bb6f587df
Local pid:
ora:4434

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