History

Whether it is David Hume’s eighteenth-century account of English history stretching from Julius Caesar to the Glorious Revolution or Edmund Burke’s analysis of the American and French Revolutions as he watched them unfold, our history collection reflects on the events of history and the ways we discuss those events over time.

Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) Thomas Babbington Macaulay (1800-1859) Henry Sumner Maine (1822-1888)

See also the extracts, chapters, and introductions in the History section of the Ideas page.