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But this is the very converse of the nineteenth-century heresy that history consists
of the compilation of a maximum number of irrefutable and objective facts.
Anyone who succumbs to this heresy will either have to give up history as a bad
At this point I should like to say a few words on the question of why nineteenth-
century historians were generally indifferent to the philosophy of history. The term
was invented by Voltaire, and has since been used in different senses; but I shall
Historians condone the nineteenth-century colonization of Asia and Africa by the
Western nations on the ground not only of its immediate effects on the world
economy, but of its long- term consequences for the backward peoples of these ...
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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
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