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  • ISBN: 0865970203
  • Category: History
  • Author: David Hume
  • Subcategory: Europe
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Liberty Fund, Inc.; New edition (October 1, 1985)
  • Pages: 3332 pages
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  • Rating: 4.9
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The History of England (1754–61) is David Hume's great work on the history of England, which he wrote in instalments while he was librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh.

The History of England (1754–61) is David Hume's great work on the history of England, which he wrote in instalments while he was librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh. It was published in six volumes in 1754, 1756, 1759, and 1761. The first publication of his History was greeted with outrage by all political factions, but it became a best-seller, finally giving him the financial independence he had long sought

Hume's history is clearly a product of the Enlightenment: the only thing he finds more contemptible than the arbitrary powers at times exercised by monarchy and aristocracy is political encroachment by religious zeal and fanaticism. His narrative is most compelling in Volumes 5 and 6, those documenting the convulsions of the English Civil War and the Glorious Revolution. These were in fact written first.

David Hume, The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688, Foreword by. .

David Hume, The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688, Foreword by William B. Todd, 6 vols. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund 1983). About this Title: Hume’s great History of England the theme of which is liberty, above all English constitutional development from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Revolution of 1688.

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I recommend this book to anyone who loves History, England, Primary Sources, or if they are teaching anything to do with the UK (pretty much EVERYONE in the US, UK, CANADA, et.

Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). I recommend this book to anyone who loves History, England, Primary Sources, or if they are teaching anything to do with the UK (pretty much EVERYONE in the US, UK, CANADA, et. CAUTION this book is not very professionally put together, and is very hard to read, meaning there is no Real Headings. Imagine Primary Source Docuements in a Type Writer font all mashed together, no chapters or anything.

the history of england: volume one - six of six – david hume . y own life – david hume. The reasoning by David Hume still remains as relevant today as it was then. David Hume was a Scottish historian, philosopher, and economist in the row with the greatest thinkers Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, John Keynes, John Locke, and Alfred Marshall. This book is one of the most important ones about the deepest thoughts of the history of England by David Hume, one of the greatest thinkers of modern economics and logic on the planet.

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The History of England. Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook Pages (PDF): 2,735 Publication Date: 1754-1762. These books can take me from 2 to 10 hours to create. I want to keep them free, but need some support to be able to do so. If you can, please make a small donation (the average is £. 0).

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Volume VI discusses the Commonwealth established by Oliver Cromwell, the Stuart Restoration, making Charles II king, succeeded by his brother, James II, the abdication of James, and Parliament's offer of the Act of Settlement, an.

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David Hume’s enduring reputation as the first modern thinker to develop a systematically naturalistic philosophy tends to obscure the fact that he was more famous among his contemporaries as a historian. Covering almost 1,800 years, The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688 was the work that established Hume’s reputation in his own time.

Hume saw English history as a process of the evolution from a government of will to a government of law. He believed that political, social, and economic liberty was neither inevitable nor necessary, but contingent and dependent for its preservation on an understanding of the conditions that gave rise to it and the institutional arrangements that sustain it. This argument, which runs through all six volumes, expressed in Hume’s masterful prose, continues to make the History a valuable study for the modern reader.

This Liberty Fund edition is based on the edition of 1778, the last to contain corrections by Hume. The typography has been modernized for ease of reading. Hume’s own index to the entire work may be found at the conclusion of Volume VI.


Reviews about History of England [6-Volume Set] (7):
Obong
A classic work of historiography and a great companion to Gibbon, still very much worth the read despite its scholarship being a couple of centuries or so out of date.
Tansino
I recommend this book to anyone who loves History, England, Primary Sources, or if they are teaching anything to do with the UK (pretty much EVERYONE in the US, UK, CANADA, etc..)
CAUTION this book is not very professionally put together, and is very hard to read, meaning there is no Real Headings. Imagine Primary Source Docuements in a Type Writer font all mashed together, no chapters or anything. But I LOVE READING THE PRIMARY SOURCE DOCS. VOICES OF THE TIMES>
Phobism
I don't know how Hume makes this book so readable. It's not done in a modern manner at all, yet that almost enhances it's appeal. The scope of the material is vast, and the fact that it's told almost exclusively by quotes of other historians gives it a unique texture. You have to read it if you're a history buff.
Vudogal
Mastery of early English history by author much closer to the period in question.
His justification of the English King having dominance over the Church is a reflection of the times he lived in.
Cerar
Exactly as advertised. Excellent reading.
Brick my own
Relatively easy to read, although written in somewhat archaic British English. Most interesting, if one likes history.
Moralsa
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Well written, great background stories, very readable

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