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Herbert Butterfield and the interpretation of history

Author: Keith C Sewell
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Series: Studies in modern history (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines successive stages in the development of the thought of Sir Herbert Butterfield in relation to fundamental issues in the science of history. In a carefully nuanced way it lays bare the unspoken motivations and hidden tensions in Butterfield's debate with himself and with a host of contemporary historians in the period between 1924-79.
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Named Person: Herbert Butterfield; Herbert Butterfield, Sir; Herbert Butterfield; Herbert Butterfield; Herbert Butterfield
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith C Sewell
ISBN: 1403939284 9781403939289
OCLC Number: 56066338
Notes: Series appears only on bk jkt of published work.
Description: xii, 280 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The romantic imagination --
Butterfield's critique of the Whig interpretation --
Butterfield's critique of Acton --
Machiavelli and the English tradition --
Expository historiography --
Providence --
Technical history --
Butterfield's critique of interpretations --
The three ways or levels of history --
The Wiles lectures --
Butterfield's critique of Namier --
Challenges and resolutions.
Series Title: Studies in modern history (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Keith C. Sewell.
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'...intensely relevant to reflection about the historical discipline and the humanities in general... It deftly handles the twists and turns in Butterfield's emerging overall conception' - Professor Read more...

 
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