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Society and Sentiment:
Genres of Historical Writing in Britain, 1740-1820
Mark Salber Phillips

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface ix
List of Abbreviations xix
Introduction: "The More Permanent and Peaceful Scenes of Social Life" 3
THE ENGLISH PARNASSUS 31
1. David Hume and the Vocabularies of British Historiography 33
2. Hume and the Politics and Poetics of Historical Distance 60
NARRATIVES AND READERS 79
3. Tensions and Accommodations: Varieties of Structure in Eighteenth-Century Narrative 81
4. History, the Novel, and the Sentimental Reader 103
LIVES, MANNERS, AND "THE HISTORY OF MAN" 129
5. Biography and the History of Private Life 131
6. Manners and the Many Histories of Everyday Life: Custom, Commerce, Women, and Literature 147
7. Conjectural History: A History of Manners and of Mind 171
CONTINUITIES 191
8. James Mackintosh: The Historian as Reader 193
9. Burke, Mackintosh, and the Idea of Tradition 220
LITERARY HISTORY, MEMOIR, AND THE IDEA OF COMMEMORATION IN EARLY-NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN 257
10. "The Comedy of Middle Life": Francis Jeffrey and Literary History 259
11. "The Living Character of Bygone Ages": Memoir and the Historicization of Everyday Life 295
12. William Godwin and the Idea of Commemoration 322
Conclusion: Historical Distance and the Reception of Eighteenth-Century Historical Writing 342
Bibliography 351
Index 367

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