By J. G. A. Pocock
The second one quantity of Barbarism and faith explores the historiography of Enlightenment, and appears at Gibbon's highbrow dating with writers sucah as Giannone, Voltaire, Hume, Robertson, Ferguson and Adam Smith. Edward Gibbon's highbrow trajectory is either related yet at issues crucially designated from the dominant Latin "Enlightened narrative" those thinkers built. The interplay of philosophy, erudition and narrative is significant to enlightened historiography, and John Pocock back indicates how the Decline and Fall is either corresponding to yet distinctive from the historiographical context during which Gibbon wrote his nice paintings.
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It has served two other purposes. One, the work contains more letters than does either Itô-ke Monjo or Itô Hirobumi 14 Japan’s Postwar Positivists Monjo. 16 The “completeness” of the letters to Itô, therefore, is one of the virtues of the recently published work. This is a virtue not to be taken lightly, for any selection or abridgment would reflect the interests and prejudices of the people involved in the editing, to say nothing of the presumption that the editor(s) can anticipate the scholarly concerns and needs of others.
Work on IHKM for all practical purposes had ended in 1980 with the receipt of the name index galleys. Participation in the IHKM project, followed soon after by work on the Tokutomi Sohô papers, had given me such a passion for transcription that I suggested to Itô that we take the next logical step by transcribing all the letters in the Yamagata Aritomo Kankei Monjo, KS. He unhesitatingly agreed, and we asked Hirose and Sakeda to join us. I soon realized that the enormity of the task required my full-time commitment, so in 1984 I took the university’s early retirement option, which enabled me to spend a semester a year in Japan for three years, after which full retirement followed.
Then, a senior scholar, such as Itô, and lately Sasaki Takashi, goes over the whole of the transcriptions, comparing them with the corrected galleys. This tandem approach has been applied to all subsequent Itô-led projects and is strictly followed by Shôyû Kurabu transcribers. Japan’s Postwar Positivists 15 Still, embarrassing errors are found after publication. I once pointed out an error to Itô, and he admitted that others had been pointed out by users but that he hoped a future group of scholars will correct them and add letters that continue to be discovered.