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In the iconoclastic 1930's, when the Liberal Party had just been snuffed out as an
effective force in British politics, Professor Butterfield wrote a book called The
Whig Interpretation of History, which enjoyed a great and deserved success.
In a small book called The Englishman and His History published in 1944,
Professor Butterfield not only decided that the Whig interpretation of history is the
"English" interpretation, but spoke enthusiastically of "the Englishman's alliance
8 And here, to round off this anthology, which is already long enough, is
Professor Butterfield: "There is something in the nature of historical events which
twists the course of history in a direction that no man ever intended." 9 Since
1914, after ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - antiquary - LibraryThing
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
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