Dissertation sur l'Cincertitude des Cinq Premiers Siecles de l'Histoire Romaine. Nouvelle Edition avec une Introduction et des Notes par Alfred Blot

By: Beaufort, Louis de; Blot, Alfred, Editor

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1st Thus. xxiii + 339 pp + errata. One folding plate. Entirely in French. Original gray paper covers are worn and faded, owner inscript, old marks of tape at top and bottom, front cover reattached, some chipping. Interior unmarked but quite foxed, especially the folding plate (the 2nd plate is not present). A bit fragile and worn but still usable and an original copy. Per Wiki: Louis de Beaufort (6 October 1703 - 11 August 1795) was a French historian. In 1738 he published at Utrecht this work, in which he showed what untrustworthy guides even the historians of highest repute, such as Livy and Dionysius of Halicarnassus, were for that period, and pointed out by what methods and by the aid of what documents truly scientific bases might be given to its history. This was an ingenious plea, bold for its time, against traditional history such as Rollin was writing at that very moment. Christopher Saxius endeavored to refute it in a series of articles Beaufort replied by some brief and ironic remarks in the appendix to the second edition of his Dissertation (1750).; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Title: Dissertation sur l'Cincertitude des Cinq Premiers Siecles de l'Histoire Romaine. Nouvelle Edition avec une Introduction et des Notes par Alfred Blot

Author Name: Beaufort, Louis de; Blot, Alfred, Editor

Categories: History: Ancient, Classics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Paris, E. Maillet: 1866

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 004909

Keywords: Historiography; Ancient Rome,