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What Was History?

Anthony Grafton


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PUBLISHED: 29th March 2012
ISBN: 9781107606159
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This book is a powerful and imaginative exploration of themes in the history of European ideas. Elegant and accessible, it is a deliberate evocation of E. H. Carr's celebrated Trevelyan Lectures, What Is History?.
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  • Paperback
    $34.38
PUBLISHED: 29th March 2012
ISBN: 9781107606159
ANNOTATION:
This book is a powerful and imaginative exploration of themes in the history of European ideas. Elegant and accessible, it is a deliberate evocation of E. H. Carr's celebrated Trevelyan Lectures, What Is History?.

Annotation

This book is a powerful and imaginative exploration of themes in the history of European ideas. Elegant and accessible, it is a deliberate evocation of E. H. Carr's celebrated Trevelyan Lectures, What Is History?.

Publisher Description

From the late fifteenth century onwards, scholars across Europe began to write books about how to read and evaluate histories. These pioneering works grew from complex early modern debates about law, religion and classical scholarship. Anthony Grafton's book is based on his Trevelyan Lectures of 2005, and it proves to be a powerful and imaginative exploration of some central themes in the history of European ideas. Grafton explains why so many of these works were written, why they attained so much insight - and why, in the centuries that followed, most scholars gradually forgot that they had existed. Elegant and accessible, What Was History? is a deliberate evocation of E. H. Carr's celebrated Trevelyan Lectures, What Is History?.

Author Biography

Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

List of plates; 1. Historical criticism in early modern Europe; 2. The origins of the Ars historica: a question mal posee?; 3. Method and madness in the Ars historica: three case studies; 4. Death of a genre; Bibliography; Index.

Review

."..Anthony Grafton is teh acknowledged master of his craft. We look to him to set standards for the rest of us to follow." -Keith Thomas, The New York Review of Books

Product Details

Author
Anthony Grafton
Year
2012
ISBN-10
1107606152
ISBN-13
9781107606159
Media
Book
Publication Date
2012-03-29
Pages
330
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Series
Canto Classics
Subtitle
The Art of History in Early Modern Europe
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition Description
Canto Classics
Language
English
Short Title
WHAT WAS HIST CANTO CLASSICS/E
Residence
Princeton, US
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Worked examples or Exercises