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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... early essay he said of his teacher Dollinger: "He would not write with imperfect
materials, and to him the materials were always imperfect." 3 Acton was surely
here pronouncing an anticipatory verdict on himself, on that strange
Is the object of the historian's enquiry the behaviour of individuals or the action of
social forces? Here I am moving on to well- trodden ground. When Sir Isaiah
Berlin published a few years ago a sparkling and popular essay entitled
Professor Toynbee described Mussolini's invasion of Abyssinia in 1935 as a "
deliberate personal sin";8 and Sir Isaiah Berlin in the essay already quoted
insists with great vehemence that it is the duty of the historian "to judge
Charlemagne or ...
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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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