History of Civilization in England: Volume 2

History of Civilization in England: Volume 2

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English historian Henry Thomas Buckle (1821-62) was born into the family of a wealthy London merchant. A child of delicate health, and tutored privately at home, he never attended university. Nevertheless, it was clear that he was meant for intellectual pursuits and by the age of twenty he was a formidable chess player. With his love of books and reading, he set out on an ambitious plan to write a fourteen-volume history of civilisation, and at the same time to put historical research on a more scientific basis. The work would have included a greater number of countries, but due to his early death, only two volumes exist. Published in 1861, this is the second of two volumes that make up Buckle's unfinished history of civilization. It focuses on Scotland, and its intellectual, religious, political and social history. It also includes a chapter on Spain.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113909453X
  • 9781139094535

Table of contents

1. Outlines of the history of the Spanish intellect from the fifth to the middle of the nineteenth century; 2. Condition of Scotland to the end of the fourteenth century; 3. Condition of Scotland in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; 4. Condition of Scotland during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; 5. An examination of the Scotch intellect during the seventeenth century; 6. An examination of the Scotch intellect during the eighteenth century.show more