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Since Toynbee's failure, British historians have for the most part been content to
throw in their hands and declare that there is no general pattern in history at all. A
banal remark by Fisher to that effect” has achieved almost as wide a popularity ...
It was absurd to suppose that “blind fate has produced all the effects which we
see in the world.” Men were “not governed uniquely by their fantasies”; their
behavior followed certain laws or principles derived from “the nature of things.
The connexion between female beauty and male infatuation is one of the most
regular sequences of cause and effect observable in everyday life. These so-
called accidents in history represent a sequence of cause and effect interrupting
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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
THE HISTORIAN AND HIS FACTs
SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL
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