History and the Enlightenment (Hardback)
  • History and the Enlightenment (Hardback)
zoom

History and the Enlightenment (Hardback)

(author)
£30.00
Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 23/02/2010
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

Arguably the leading British historian of his generation, Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914-2003) 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.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300139341
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 703 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for Hugh Trevor-Roper's The Invention of Scotland

"[An] indispensable book."-Andrew O'Hagan, New York Review of Books

-- Andrew O'Hagan * New York Review of Books *
"In every way, this is a wonderfully intelligent and civilized book."--Michael Dirda, Washington Post
-- Michael Dirda * Washington Post *
"The pleasure afforded by these essays arises from their elegant and felicitous prose, spiced with acerbic asides."--The New York Review of Books
* New York Review of Books *

You may also be interested in...

Dust
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Tacitus
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Greek and Roman Historians
Added to basket
The Landscape of History
Added to basket
Dead Certainties
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
A History of Histories
Added to basket
Theatres of Memory
Added to basket
Reappraisals
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
History: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
1066
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Undivided Past
Added to basket
The Debate on the American Civil War Era
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.