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Our picture has been pre-selected and predetermined for us, not so much by
accident as by people who were consciously or unconsciously imbued with a
particular view and thought the facts which supported that view worth preserving.
No document can tell us more than what the author of the document thought —
what he thought had happened, what he thought ought to happen or would
happen, or perhaps only what he wanted others to think he thought, or even only
But a past act is dead, i.e. meaningless to the historian, unless he can
understand the thought that lay behind it. Hence "all history is the history of
thought," and "history is the re-enactment in the historian's mind of the thought
whose history he ...
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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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