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A Companion to Enlightenment Historiography

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Notes on Contributors ... vii Introduction ... 1 ...Sophie Bourgault and Robert Sparling PART I: EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY HISTORIANS 1.. Edward Gibbon: Historian in Space ... 23 ...Robert Mankin 2.. Politics and Culture in Hume's History of England ... 61 ...Simon Kow 3. .William Robertson: The Minister as Historian ... 101 ...Jeffrey Smitten 4. .Montesquieu and Plutarch: Reflections on Historical Analysis in Broader Social Scientific Comparison ... 133 ...Rebecca Kingston 5. .Voltaire: Polemical Possibilities of History ... 153 ...Siofra Pierse 6. .Herder in 1774: An Incomplete Philosophy of History ... 189 ...Bertrand Binoche 7. .Giambattista Vico's New Science of the Common Nature of the Nations ... 217 ...Donald Phillip Verene PART II: THEMES AND REGIONAL CONTEXTS 8.. German Enlightenment Historiography and the Rise of Historicism ... 249 ...Ulrich Muhlack (Translation by Fiona Robb) 9.. Identity and Innovation: Historiography in the Scottish Enlightenment ... 307 ...David Allan 10.. The Beginnings of Enlightenment Historiography in Britain ... 343 ...Noelle Gallagher 11.. Philosophes, Anticlericalism, Reactionaries and Progress in French Enlightenment Historiography ... 373 ...Francois-Emmanuel Boucher 12. .The Divinity of Human Making and Doing in the 18th Century ... 401 ...Sandra Rudnick Luft 13.. Philhellenism among the philosophes: Ancient Greece in French Enlightenment Historiography ... 437 ...Sophie Bourgault 14.. Roman Historiography of Eighteenth-Century Britain Beyond Gibbon: Ancient Norms of Empire for Moderns ... 469 ...C. Akca Atac Index ... 505

About the Author

Sophie Bourgault is Assistant Professor of political theory at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Publications include articles on the musical thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and on appeals to the Ancients during the Enlightenment. Robert Sparling is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre de Recherche en Ethique, Universite de Montreal (Canada). He is the author of Johann Georg Hamann and the Enlightenment Project (2011).

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