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Philosophic historiography in the eighteenth century in Britain and France

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The subject of this thesis is the by now traditional grouping of certain innovative works of historiography produced in eighteenth-century Britain and France; namely the historical works of Voltaire, and the historical writings of the philosophes; and, in Britain, the histories of Hume, Robertson, and Gibbon. This thesis gives a historical and expository analysis of the individual strategies of literary self-fashioning and generic appropriation which underlie this impression of resemblance. I...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wadham College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Mary Catherine Brereton
Publication date:
2007
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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