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Charting the past : the historical worlds of eighteenth-century England / Jeremy Black.

Author/creator Black, Jeremy, 1955-
Format Book and Print
Publication Info [Bloomington, Indiana] : Indiana University Press, [2019]
Descriptionxxi, 300 pages ; 24 cm
Contents The world of history -- Purposes, narratives, methods -- A historical world of partisan strife: the early eighteenth century -- Contrasting approaches: Burnet and Astell -- The unstable past: dissenters and history -- History suited to midcentury struggle -- From the new reign to the crisis of empire, 1760-76 -- Empire as historical narrative: Gibbon and the Descent of civilizations -- History in the age of Burke.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Black, Jeremy, 1955- Charting the past Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2019 9780253037800
LCCN 2018035757
ISBN9780253037763 (hardback : alk. paper)

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