© 1996

Neoclassical History and English Culture

From Clarendon to Hume


Part of the Studies in Modern History book series (SMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Philip Hicks
    Pages 46-81
  3. Philip Hicks
    Pages 82-109
  4. Philip Hicks
    Pages 110-142
  5. Philip Hicks
    Pages 143-169
  6. Philip Hicks
    Pages 170-209
  7. Philip Hicks
    Pages 210-216
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 217-289

About this book


This book looks at neo-classicism as a context for understanding early-modern English historical writing, and traces the implications of neo-classical history for English political culture at large. By paying close attention to historical genres and audiences, it reassesses both the famous and lesser-known historians of this era, dramatizing them as engaged in a struggle to preserve ancient models of historical composition in the face of a rapidly modernizing society characterized by party politics, print, Christianity, and antiquarian erudition.


culture England politics society

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  1. 1.Saint Mary’s CollegeNotre DameUSA

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