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The idea of history : with lectures 1926-1928

Author: R G Collingwood; W J van der Dussen; American Council of Learned Societies.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
Publication:ACLS Humanities E-Book.
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"The Idea of History is the best-known work of the great Oxford philosopher, historian, and archaeologist R.G. Collingwood. This important work examines how the idea of history has evolved from the time of Herodotus to the twentieth century, and offers Collingwood's own view of what history is. This revised edition has a substantial new introduction which discusses how scholars have responded to Collingwood's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 94000274
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R G Collingwood; W J van der Dussen; American Council of Learned Societies.
OCLC Number: 887849659
Notes: Originally published: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1993. With new introduction.
Editor's introduction -- The philosophy of history -- History's nature, object, method, and value -- The problem of parts I-IV -- pt. I. Greco-Roman historiography. Theocratic history and myth -- The creation of scientific history by Herodotus -- Anti-historical tendency of Greek thought -- Greek conception of history's nature and value -- Greek historical method and its limitations -- Herodotus and Thucydides -- The Hellenistic period -- Polybius -- Livy and Tacitus -- Character of Greco-Roman historiography : humanism -- Character of Greco-Roman historiography : substantialism -- pt. II. The influence of Christianity. The leaven of Christian ideas.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, MPublishing, 2014. includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet.
Description: liii, 510 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Characteristics of Christian historiography --
Medieval historiography --
The Renaissance historians --
Descartes --
Cartesian historiography --
Anti-Cartesianism : Vico --
Anti-Cartesianism : Locke, Berkeley, and Hume --
The Enlightenment --
The science of human nature --
pt. III. The threshold of scientific history. Romanticism --
Herder --
Kant --
Schiller --
Fichte --
Schelling --
Hegel --
Hegel and Marx --
Positivism --
pt. IV. Scientific history. England. Bradley ; Bradley's successors ; Late nineteenth-century historiography ; Bury ; Oakeshott ; Toynbee --
Germany. Windleband ; Rickert ; Simmel ; Dilthey ; Meyer ; Spengler --
France. Ravaisson's spiritualism ; Lachelier's idealism ; Bergson's evolutionism ; Modern French historiography --
Italy. Croce's essay of 1893 ; Croce's second position : the logic ; History and philosophy ; History and nature ; Croce's final position : the autonomy of history --
pt. V. Epilegomena. Human nature and human history [1936] --
The historical imagination [1935] --
Historical evidence [1939] --
History as re-enactment of past experience [1936] --
The subject-matter of history [1936] --
History and freedom [1939] --
Progress as created by historical thinking [1936].
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: R.G. Collingwood ; edited with an introduction by Jan van der Dussen.

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"The Idea of History is the best-known work of the great Oxford philosopher, historian, and archaeologist R.G. Collingwood. This important work examines how the idea of history has evolved from the time of Herodotus to the twentieth century, and offers Collingwood's own view of what history is. This revised edition has a substantial new introduction which discusses how scholars have responded to Collingwood's classic over the last fifty years"--Publisher's site.

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