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The modern historian enjoys none of the advantages of this built - in ignorance .
... He has the dual task of discovering the few significant facts and turning them
into facts of history , and of discarding the many insignificant facts as unhistorical .
ment , who were the founders of modern historiography , retained the Jewish -
Christian teleological view , but secularized the goal ; they were thus enabled to
restore the rational character of the historical process itself . History became ...
But to treat it as the centre - piece of universal history , and everything else as
peripheral to it , is an unhappy distortion of perspective . It is the duty of a
university to correct such popular distortions . The school of modern history in this
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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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Going back to re-read old university textbooks for fun must be a sign of incipient nostalgia for the lost days of youth. That or masochism. I didn’t get a nostalgic buzz (possibly as I was young and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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From Nursery Rhymes to Nationhood: Children's Literature and the ...
Elizabeth A. Galway
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