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Politics at the accession of George III were still immune from the fanaticism of
ideas, and of that passionate belief in progress, which was to break on the world
with the French revolution and usher in the century of triumphant liberalism.
“The method of modern progress,” he said in a lecture on modern history ten
years later, “was revolution”; and in another lecture he spoke of “the advent of
general ideas which we call revolution.” This is explained in one of his
In Namier's thought it represents the voice of the eighteenth century, of England
at the accession of George III, protesting against the impending onset of Acton's
revolution and reign of ideas. But the same familiar expression of out-and-out ...
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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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