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.
But the distinction between historical and unhis- torical facts is not rigid or
constant; and any fact may, so to speak, ... The causes determine his
interpretation of the historical process, and his interpretation determines his
selection and ...
Our criterion is not an absolute in the static sense of something that is the same
yesterday, today, and for ever: such an absolute is incompatible with the nature of
history. But it is an absolute in respect of our interpretation of the past. It rejects ...
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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
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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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