Laird Okie Augustan Historical Writing

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Augustan Historical Writing

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This work examines the development of narrative historical writing in early eighteenth century England. In addition, it explores the historical dimension of Augustan political ideologies and the character of the Enlightenment in England. Contents: Part One: Tory and Whig History in the Age of Anne: Tory and Whig, Clarendon and Burnet: White Kennett and Laurence Echard; Part Two: The Rise of Whig Historical Writing in the Age of Walpole: Rapin-Thoyras and the Court-Country Historical Debate; The Whig Liberals: John Oldmixon and Daniel Neal; Thomas Salmon: The Tory Rebuttal to Rapin; Part Three: History and Ideology after the Fall of Walpole: Thomas Birch and the Historians; Thomas Carte and the Historical Mind of Jacobitism; James Ralph; William Guthrie; David Hume.

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Laird Okie is Assistant Professor of History at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas.

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...interesting, thoughtful, wide-ranging and subtle. [Okie's book] deserves to be read by all interested in the subject.>>>> (Archives)

...this is a very good book; lucidly written and carefully researched, it is a useful contribution to the literature on British intellectual history and is to be recommended to all students in the field.>>>> (Albion)

...this is a very good book; lucidly written and carefully researched, it is a useful contribution to the literature on British intellectual history and is to be recommended to all students in the field. (Albion)

...interesting, thoughtful, wide-ranging and subtle. [Okie's book] deserves to be read by all interested in the subject. (Archives)

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