What is History?
A. A. Knopf, 1962 - 209 Seiten
A philosophical interpretation of history, examining the significance of historical study as a science and a reflection of social values.
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belief of Acton and his collaborators that it would one day be possible to produce
"ultimate history," and went on: Historians of a later generation do not look
forward to any such prospect. They expect their work to be superseded again and
No doubt a finite end has attractions for the human mind; and Acton's vision of the
march of history as an unending progress towards liberty seems chilly and vague
. But if the historian is to save his hypothesis of progress, I think he must be ...
When Acton spoke of progress, he did not think in terms of the popular British
concept of "gradualism." "The Revolution, or as we say Liberalism," is a striking
phrase from a letter of 1887. "The method of modern progress," he said in a
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This was the definition of a dry read. I read this for a graduate class, and my purpose in reading the book was to try and develop an understanding of how we think about research and the past. I did ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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I THE HISTORIAN AND His FACTS
SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL
HISTORY SCIENCE AND MORALITY
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