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Clio and the doctors : psycho-history, quanto-history, & history

Author: Jacques Barzun
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1974.
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The spreading vogue of psycho-history and what the author has christened "quanto-history" raises fundamental questions of theory and practice about both history and the new methods applied to it. In this work Jacques Barzun presents his credo as a historian, criticizing the "new" techniques and contrasting them with his idea of the true spirit of historical inquiry. --Book jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Barzun
ISBN: 0226038491 9780226038490
OCLC Number: 1069140
Notes: Expansion of an article originally published in the American historical review in Feb. 1972.
"Checklist of writings on historiography by Jacques Barzun, prepared by Virginia Xanthos Faggi": p. 164-166.
Description: xi, 173 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Who are the doctors? --
1. The question of substance --
2. The question of method --
3. The question of evidence --
4. The question of motive --
5. History as counter-method and anti-abstraction --
6. The formative effect of history --
By way of conclusion : The fair sisterhood.
Responsibility: Jacques Barzun.

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The spreading vogue of psycho-history and what the author has christened "quanto-history" raises fundamental questions of theory and practice about both history and the new methods applied to it. In this work Jacques Barzun presents his credo as a historian, criticizing the "new" techniques and contrasting them with his idea of the true spirit of historical inquiry. --Book jacket.

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