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History was full of meaning for British historians, so long as it seemed to be going
our way; now that it has taken a wrong turning, belief in the meaning of history
has become a heresy. After the First World War, Toynbee made a desperate ...
The reaction against it has come with the current mood of apprehension and
pessimism, which has left the field clear for the theologians who seek the
meaning of history outside history, and for the sceptics who find no meaning in
history at all.
You can, if you please, turn history into theology by making the meaning of the
past depend on some extra-historical and superrational power. You can, if you
please, turn it into literature—a collection of stories and legends about the past ...
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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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