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I am afraid only that I may seem presumptuous to have broached a question so
vast and so important. The nineteenth century was a great age for facts. “What I
want,” said Mr. Gradgrind in Hard Times, “is Facts. . . . Facts alone are wanted in
The facts were on the whole satisfactory; and the inclination to ask and answer
awkward questions about them was correspondingly weak. Ranke piously
believed that divine providence would take care of the meaning of history if he
took care ...
C H A P T E R II SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL THE question, which comes
first—society or the individual—is like the question about the hen and the egg.
Whether you treat it as a logical or as a historical question, you can make no ...
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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