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Varieties of History: From Voltaire to the Present

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Publisher Comments:

This is a book by historians about history, personal reflections on an ancient but ever varying discipline. As the present work will show, modern historians have written in a variety of genres, but the multiplicity of style cannot obscure the two basic tendencies which have affected all modern historians: the transformation of history into an academic discipline and society's growing demand for history.

Table of Contents

1. THE NEW PHILOSOPHICAL HISTORY: Voltaire

On History: Advice to a Journalist

Letter to Abbe Dubos

Introduction: The Age of Louis XIV

On the Usefulness of History

 

2. THE CRITICAL MEHTOD: Barthold Niebuhr

Preface to the First Edition: History of Rome

Preface to the Second Edition: History of Rome

 

3. THE IDEAL OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY: Leopold von Ranke

Preface: Histories of Romance and Germanic Peoples

Fragment from the 1830’s

Fragment from the 1860’s

 

4. NATIONAL HISTORY AND LIBERALISM: Augustin Thierry

Preface and Letter I: The History of France

 

5. HISTORY AND LITERATURE: Thomas Babington Macaulay

History

 

6. HISTORY AS BIOGRAPHY: Thomas Carlyle

On History

From On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

 

7. HISTORY AS A NATIONAL EPIC: Jules Michelet

From the Introduction: The People

 

8. POSITIVISTIC HISTORY AND ITS CRITCS: Henry Thomas Buckle and Johann Droysen

Buckle: From General Introduction, History of Civilization in England

Droysen: Art and Method

 

9. HISTORICAL MATERIALISM: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels; Jean Jaures

Marx and Engels: From The German Idealogy

Jaures: Critical and General Introduction: Histoire socialiste de la Revolution francaise

 

10. HISTORY AS AN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE:

Prospectuses of Historische Zeitscrift, Revue Historique, English Historical Review

 

11. THE ETHOS OF A SCIENTIFIC HISTORIAN: N. D. Fustel de Coulanges

An Inaugural Lecture

Introduction to The History of Political Institutions of Ancient France

 

12. ON THE TRAINING OF HISTORIANS: Theodor Mommsen

Rectorial Address

 

13. AN AMERICAN DEFINITION OF HISTORY: Frederick Jackson Turner

The Significance of History

 

14. HISTORY AS A SCIENCE: J. B. Bury

Inaugural Address: The Science of History

 

Part II

 

1. CLIO REDISCOVERED: G. M. Trevelyan

From Clio, A Muse

 

2. SPECIALIZATION AND HISTORICAL SYNTHESIS: Lord Acton and Henry Berr

Acton: Letter to the Contributors to the Cambridge Modern History

Berr: About Our Program

 

3. A “NEW HISTORY” IN AMERICA: James Harvey Robinson and Charles A. Beard

Robinson and Beard: Preface: The Development of Modern Europe

Robinson: From The New History

 

4. HISTORICISM AND ITS PROBLEMS: Friedrich Meinecke

Values and Causalities in History

 

5. HISTORICAL CONCEPTUALIZATION: J. Huizinga

The Idea of History

 

6. ECONOMIC HISTORY: George Unwin and J. H. Clapham

Unwin: The Teaching of Economic History in University Tutorial Classes

Clapham: Economic History As a Discipline

 

7. HISTORICAL RELATIVISM: Charles A. Beard

That Noble Dream

 

8. HISTORY UNDER MORDERN DICTATORSHIPS: N. N. Pokrovsky, Walter Frank, and K. A. von Muller

Povrovsky: The Tasks of the Society of Marxist Historians

The Tasks of Marxist Historical Science in the Reconstruction Period

Frank: From Guild and Nation

Von Muller: Editor’s Note to the Historische Zeitschrift

 

9. HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES: Thomas Cochran and Richard Hofstadter

Cochran: The Social Sciences and the Problem of Historical Synthesis

Hofstadter: History and the Social Sciences

 

10. HISTORY AND POLITICAL CULTURE: L. B. Namier

History

Human Nature in Politics

 

11. CULTURAL HISTORY AS A SYNTHESIS: Jacques Brown

Cultural History: A Synthesis

 

12. TIME, HISTORY, AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES: Fernand Braudel

History and the Social Sciences: The Long Term

 

13. SOCIAL HISTORY: H. J. Perkin

Social History

 

14. A NEW ECONOMIC HISTORY: R. W. Fogel

the new Economic History: Its Findings and Methods

 

15. CLIO AND CRISIS: C. Vann Woodward

Clio with Soul

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394719627
Editor:
Stern, Fritz Richard,
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Editor:
Stern, Fritz R.
Author:
Stern, Fritz
Author:
Stern, Fritz R.
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Addresses, essays, lectures
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World history -- Historiography.
Subject:
history;historiography;essays;philosophy of history;anthology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
19730931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.9 in 0.85 lb

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