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Thus we know better what gives a certain character to a nation than what gives a
particular mentality to an individual . . . what forms the spirit of societies that have
embraced a way of life than what forms the character of a single person .
No ideas , no revolution , no liberalism : Namier chose to give us a brilliant
portrait of an age still safe — though not to remain safe for long — from all these
dangers . But Namier ' s choice of a second subject was equally significant .
Namier by ...
This may be thought to give him a special interest in the determined aspect of
human behaviour : but he does not reject free will - except on the untenable
hypothesis that voluntary actions have no cause . Nor is he troubled by the
question of ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - JonArnold - LibraryThing
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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The Historian and His Facts
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From Nursery Rhymes to Nationhood: Children's Literature and the ...
Elizabeth A. Galway
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