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David Hume is one of the great philosophers of the Western intellectual tradition. His philosophical writings earned him lasting fame and renown; his historical writing earned his bread and butter. His "The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688", published between 1754 and 1764, was immensely popular and Hume wrote that "the copy-money given me by the booksellers much exceeded any thing formerly known in England; I was become not only independent, but opulent." The six volume work has had numerous editions and is still in print today. David Hume and Thomas Babington Macaulay have frequently been compared as the premier English historians but we don't have to choose because Macaulay begins where Hume leaves off. (Summary by Richard Carpenter)

History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688, Volume 1A, The by HUME, David LibriVox

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David Hume is one of the great philosophers of the Western intellectual tradition. His philosophical writings earned him lasting fame and renown; his historical writing earned his bread and butter. His "The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688", published between 1754 and 1764, was immensely popular and Hume wrote that "the copy-money given me by the booksellers much exceeded any thing formerly known in England; I was become not only independent, but opulent." The six volume work has had numerous editions and is still in print today. David Hume and Thomas Babington Macaulay have frequently been compared as the premier English historians but we don't have to choose because Macaulay begins where Hume leaves off. (Summary by Richard Carpenter)

    51 - Chapter XI, part 04

    51 - Chapter XI, part 04

    56 - Appendix II, part 04

    56 - Appendix II, part 04

    • 17 min
    01 - The Life of David Hume, Esq.

    01 - The Life of David Hume, Esq.

    • 20 min
    02 - Letter from Adam Smith

    02 - Letter from Adam Smith

    • 14 min
    03 - Chapter I, part 01

    03 - Chapter I, part 01

    • 30 min
    04 - Chapter I, part 02

    04 - Chapter I, part 02

    • 32 min

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Excellent Historical Book

I certainly wish that this team would finish the project! Fascinbating look at history.

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