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Is the object of the historian's enquiry the behaviour of individuals or the action of
social forces? Here I am moving on to welltrodden ground. When Sir Isaiah Berlin
published a few years ago a sparkling and popular essay entitled Historical ...
The desire to postulate individual genius as the creative force in history is
characteristic of the primitive stages of historical consciousness. The ancient
Greeks liked to label the achievements of the past with the names of eponymous
The great man is always representative either of existing forces or of forces which
he helps to create by way of challenge to existing authority. But the higher degree
of creativity may perhaps be assigned to those great men who, like Cromwell ...
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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
THE WIDENING HoRIZON