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In the iconoclastic 1930's, when the Liberal Party had just been snuffed out as an
effective force in British politics, Professor Butterfield wrote a book called The
Whig Interpretation of History, which enjoyed a great and deserved success.
In a small book called The Englishman and His History published in 1944,
Professor Butterfield not only decided that the Whig interpretation of history is the
“English” interpretation, but spoke enthusiastically of “the Englishman's alliance
The traditional assumption that change has always to be explained in terms of
something fixed and unchangeable is contrary to the experience of the historian.
“For the historian,” says Professor Butterfield, perhaps implicitly reserving for ...
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Edward Hallett Carr’s What is History? is still a remarkable work of historiography fifty years after it was written. Originally written as a series of lectures at Cambridge University in 1961 the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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