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his sources and filling his notebooks with facts: then, when this is over, he puts
away his sources, takes out his notebooks, and writes his book from beginning to
end. This is to me an unconvincing and unplausible picture. For myself, as soon ...
There is no more significant pointer to the character of a society than the kind of
history it writes or fails to write. Geyl, the Dutch historian, in his fascinating
monograph translated into English under the title Napoleon: For and Against,
“To Lytton Strachey,” writes Professor Trevor-Roper, “historical problems were
always, and only, problems of individual behavior and individual eccentricity. . . .
Historical problems, the problems of politics and society, he never sought to ...
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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