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The idea of history : with lectures 1926-1928

Author: R G Collingwood; W J van der Dussen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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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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Collingwood, R.G. (Robin George), 1889-1943.
Idea of history.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(DLC) 94000274
(OCoLC)29792119
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R G Collingwood; W J van der Dussen
OCLC Number: 889235548
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.
Description: 1 online resource (liii, 510 pages)
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].
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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