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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No document can tell us more than what the author of the document thought —
what he thought had happened, what he thought ought to happen or would
happen, or perhaps only what he wanted others to think he thought, or even only
But a past act is dead, i.e. meaningless to the historian, unless he can
understand the thought that lay behind it. Hence "all history is the history of
thought," and "history is -I the re-enactment in the historian's mind of the thought
whose history ...
torian was called on to investigate, was the thought of the individual actor. This is
a false assumption. What the historian is called on to investigate is what lies
behind the act; and to this the conscious thought V or motive of the individual
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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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