The Idea Of Progress An Inquiry Into Its Origin And Growth

By: J. B. Bury
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Idea of Progress" by J. B. Bury is a seminal work that traverses the realms of history, philosophy, and intellectual inquiry. Bury meticulously examines the concept of progress from the Enlightenment era to the modern age, delving into its implications for social evolution, civilization, and cultural development. Through a critical lens, he scrutinizes the optimism and skepticism surrounding progress, offering a nuanced critique of its manifestations. With a keen focus on technological advancements and the scientific revolution, Bury navigates through the complexities of industrialization and its impact on society. He explores how the idea of progress has shaped human thought and behavior, sparking intellectual inquiry into its philosophical underpinnings. Bury's analysis balances optimism with skepticism, acknowledging both the benefits and pitfalls of progress. By interrogating the notion of progress through historical and philosophical perspectives, he invites readers to engage critically with its implications for humanity. "The Idea of Progress" stands as a testament to Bury's intellectual rigor and his ability to navigate through complex historical and philosophical terrain. It is a profound exploration of the human quest for advancement and the enduring questions surrounding civilization and societal development.

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J. B. Bury

John Bagnell Bury, FBA, was an Anglo-Irish historian, classical scholar, medieval Roman historian, and philologist. He clearly rejected the title "Byzantinist" in the preface to the 1889 edition of his Later Roman Empire. He was Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin from 1893 to 1902, then Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge and a Professorial Fellow of King's College, Cambridge from 1902 until his death. Bury was born in Clontibret, County Monaghan, in 1861 as the son of Edward John Bury and Anna Rogers. His father was the Rector of the Anglican Church of Ireland. He was first educated by his parents before attending Foyle College in Derry. He was 24 years old when he was elected a fellow of Trinity College Dublin in 1885. That same year, he married his second cousin Jane Bury, who helped him with his work, particularly her chapter on Byzantine art in the History of the Later Roman Empire (1889); they had one son. In 1893, he was appointed to Trinity College's Erasmus Smith's Chair of Modern History, where he served for nine years. In 1898, he was named Regius Professor of Greek at Trinity, a position he maintained alongside his history professorship.[4] In late 1902, he became Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 234 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362208598
  • ISBN-13: 9789362208590
  • Item Weight: 351g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 13.1mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: History / General