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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If his moral delinquencies had had as little apparent effect on public affairs as
those of Henry II, the historian would not ... But the historian £ ~ ~ S does not turn
aside to pronounce moral judgments on 2 -C "ir o the private lives of individuals ...
absolution there, because they think that this is the office of history ... are
generally recognized as devoid of historical sense.2 And if anyone cavils at the
statement that it is not our business to pass moral judgment on Hitler or Stalin —
or, if you ...
3 Germans today welcome the denunciation of Hitler's individual wickedness as
a satisfactory alternative to the moral judgment of the historian on the society
which produced him. Russians, Englishmen, and Americans readily join in
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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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