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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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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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - msaucier818 - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - antiquary - LibraryThing
It puzzles me that Carr was taken so seriously as a "distinguished historian" in British academic circles, considering that he spent the first part of his career championing appeasement of Germany and much of the rest admiring Stalin. Vollständige Rezension lesen
I THE HISTORIAN AND His FACTS
SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL
HISTORY SCIENCE AND MORALITY
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