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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.
the selection and marshalling of facts by the historian, to become historical facts.
Not all facts are ... The causes determine his interpretation of the historical
process, and his interpretation determines his selection and marshalling of the
But some historians write history which is more durable, and has more of this
ultimate and objective character, than others; ... The historian's interpretation of
the past, his selection of the significant and the relevant, evolves with the
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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
The Historian and His Facts
Society and the Individual
History Science and Morality
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