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History was full of meaning for British historians, so long as it seemed to be going
our way; now that it has taken a wrong turning, belief in the meaning of history
has become a heresy. After the First World War, Toynbee made a desperate ...
The reaction against it has come with the current mood of apprehension and
pessimism, which has left the field clear for the theologians who seek the
meaning of history outside history, and for the sceptics who find no meaning in
history at all.
You can, if you please, turn history into theology by making the meaning of the
past depend on some extra-historical and super- rational power. You can, if you
please, turn it into literature — a collection of stories and legends about the past ...
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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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