Synopses & Reviews
This essay, which won the Prince Consort Prize for 1950, treats of the revolutionary change in historical writing that followed the entry into England, early in the nineteenth century, of the ideas of Vico and of the German historical school. Chiefly through Coleridge's influence, eighteenth-century rationalist suppositions gave place in certain men to a fundamentally opposed, 'Romantic' philosophy, and so to a new kind of History. Mr. Forbes is particularly concerned with the part played in this revolution by the liberal Anglicans: Thomas Arnold, Headmaster of Rugby and Regius Professsor of Modern History at Oxford; Richard Whitely, Professor of Political Economy at Oxford and Archbishop of Dublin; Julius Charles Hare, disciple of Coleridge and translator (with Thirlwall) of Niebuhr's History of Rome; Connop Thirlwall, Bishop of St David's and author of the History of Greece; Henry Hart Milman, Professor of Poetry and Oxford and Dean of St Paul's; Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, pupil and biographer of Thomas Arnold, and Dean of Westminster. They have elsewhere been studied in the compartments of 'classical' and 'ecclesiastical' history. But it is fundamental to their outlook on Church and State that for them no such compartments existed, and their idea of History as a whole has hitherto lacked an English historian. This essay does much more than clarify technical problems in one of the various ideas of History embraced in Professor Toynbee's system. Mr. Forbes addresses his book to all students of nineteenth-century thought.
"A broad range of topics are discussed and, as stated above, the clarity of presentations is excellent due to the quality of the authors and, most probably to considerable efforts by the editors." Carl W. Kreitzberg, Bulletin of American Meteorological Society"The main advantage of this book is that the qualtiy and brevity of the articles provide the reader with an up-to-date overview of many aspects of computational atmospheric and oceanic problems...I recommend this book to expand the perspective of graduate students and modelers who need a break from intense concentration on details of their own problem." Carl W. Kreitzberg, Bulletin of American Meteorological Society
"Erik Ringmar has done a neat job of comparing rational-choice models of decision making with cultural ones in Identity, Interest and Action....this is a powerful little study, smoothly written and tightly argued that sheds light on many different areas of sociology." James M. Jasper, Contemporary Sociology
Increases in computer power and technology have rapidly advanced the applications of numerical modelling in environmental and earth sciences. This international conference volume examines the progress of numerical modelling in atmospheric, oceanic and geophysical sciences. The review articles and research papers in this volume constitute a wide-ranging account of modelling environmental and earth processes through a variety of numerical simulations. This book forms an excellent introduction and overview for graduate students as well as a critical update for researchers.
This book offers an original combination of cultural and narratological analysis with an empirical study of identity and political action. A powerful critique of rational choice theory, it also provides a solution to the historiographical puzzle of why Sweden intervened in The Thirty Years' War. Arguing that people act for reasons of identity, more fundamental than reasons of interest, Erik Ringmar shows the Swedish intervention to have been an attempt on behalf of Swedish leaders to gain recognition for themselves and their country.
This essay treats of the revolutionary change in historical writing, and is particularly concerned with the part played by the liberal Anglicans.
'This essay treats of the revolutionary change in historical writing that followed the entry into England, early in the nineteenth century, of the ideas of Vico and of the German historical school. Mr. Forbes is particularly concerned with the part played by the liberal Anglicans, whose idea of History as a whole has hitherto lacked an English historian.\n
'A wide-ranging account of modelling environmental and earth processes through numerical simulations.'
Critique of rational choice theory and original, cultural analysis of key historical problem.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction: the beginning of the story; Part I. A Narrative Theory of Action: 1. Historical and scientific explanations; 2. The modern orthodoxy; 3. A narrative theory of action; Part II. Why Did Sweden Go to War in 1630?: 4. Historical and cultural preliminaries; 5. Fighting for a national interest; 6. Fighting for a national identity; Conclusion: the end of the story?; Notes; Bibliography; Index.