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Is the object of the historian's enquiry the behaviour of individuals or the action of
social forces? Here I am moving on to well- trodden ground. When Sir Isaiah
Berlin published a few years ago a sparkling and popular essay entitled
Professor Toynbee described Mussolini's invasion of Abyssinia in 1935 as a "
deliberate personal sin";8 and Sir Isaiah Berlin in the essay already quoted
insists with great vehemence that it is the duty of the historian "to judge
Charlemagne or ...
... the question is sometimes discussed under the rubric "the cost of progress" or "
the price of revolution." This is misleading. As Bacon says in the essay On
Inovations, "the forward retention of custom is as turbulent a thing as an
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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
The Historian and His Facts
Society and the Individual
History Science and Morality
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