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Man on His Past : Smuts Memorial Lecture - Herbert Butterfield

Man on His Past

Smuts Memorial Lecture

Paperback

Published: 1st July 1969
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This book is an extended version of the Wiles lectures given at the Queen's University, Belfast, in 1954. It illustrates the rise, scope, methods and objectives of the history of historiography. The topics selected for discussion give a general outline of the modern historical movement from the mid-eighteenth century to the contribution of Lord Acton in the late nineteenth century. Significant landmarks in the history of historical scholarship are examined to illustrate the various kinds of treatment that can be given to the subject.

'A distinguished contribution to the 'study of the history of civilisation ... and the extension of historical thinking into the realm of general ideas.' Manchester Guardian

Preface
The history of historiography
The rise of the German historical school
Lord Acton and the nineteenth-century historical movement
Ranke and the conception of 'general history'
The reconstruction of an historical episode: the history of the enquiry into the origins of the Seven Years War
Lord Acton and the Massacre of St. Bartholomew
Appendices
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ISBN: 9780521095679
ISBN-10: 0521095670
Series: Smuts Memorial Lecture
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1st July 1969
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.33