Essays in the study and writing of history

Essays in the study and writing of history

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History compels us to fasten on abiding issues and rescues us from the temporary and transient. Volume II brings together Acton's distinguished writings on history. Included is his famous Inaugural Lecture at Cambridge, qThe Study of History.q Writing on many diverse topics, Acton argues that history demonstrates progress and unity through the story of liberty and that the study of history should be impartial, based on archival research, and founded in moral judgment.... of historical excellence, named Humboldt, Savigny, Grimm, and Ritter, not one of whom had ever written history proper, in the common, ... Excepting Niebuhr and Ranke, Professor Wegele has had to deprive himself of his best materials.

Title:Essays in the study and writing of history
Author:John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, J. Rufus Fears
Publisher:Liberty Fund Inc. - 1986-08-01


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