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Judgments on history and historians.

Author: Jacob Burckhardt
Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press [1958]
Series: Harper torchbooks. The Academy library
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Burckhardt, Jacob, 1818-1897.
Judgments on history and historians.
Boston, Beacon Press [1958]
(OCoLC)564315951
Online version:
Burckhardt, Jacob, 1818-1897.
Judgments on history and historians.
Boston, Beacon Press [1958]
(OCoLC)610103450
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Burckhardt
OCLC Number: 1395066
Notes: Translation of Historische Fragmente.
Description: xxiv, 280 pages 21 cm
Contents: I. Antiquity --
Ancient history and its scope --
On the intellectual indispensability of studying ancient history --
The limits of civilization and barbarism --
Why today's "educated man" can no longer understand antiquity --
The historical significance of Egypt --
The Phoenicians as the earliest creators of polis --
On Carthage --
Athens --
Rome and its mission in world history --
On the Roman Empire in its first two centuries II. Middle Ages --
On the Middle Ages --
On early Christianity --
Christianity as a martyr religion --
An asceticism and its position --
The spread of Nicene Christianity --
The church --
Julian and t he prospect for a restoration of paganism --
Western European Arianism and the Jews --
The breakup of the Western empire --
The achievement of Clovis I --
Mohammed as the founder of a religion, and Islam --
The despotism of Islam --
Islam and its effects --
The two main realities for the papacy of the eighth century --
Charlemagne --
The Normans --
The Byzantine empire and its mission --
The iconoclastic controversy --
On the Crusades --
The sorrows and sacrifices of the Crusades --
On the evaluation of the later Middle Ages III. History from 1450 to 1598 --
The period from 1450 to 1598 and the nineteenth century's view of it --
England in the late Middle Ages --
On Richard III --
On the Wars of the Roses in Scotland --
Burgandy --
Charles the Bold of Burgandy --
France and the idea of unification --
Louis XI --
The German imperial power under Frederick III --
The Ottomans --
The Republic of Florence --
On the War of 1494 --
On the power of the papacy --
Italy and the rest of Europe --
Spain and Portugal --
The beginning of the Reformation: General considerations --
On Luther --
On the German Reformation: Its causes and spiritual consequences --
On the Reformation: Protestantism and tradition --
the intolerance of the new doctrine --
On the Reformation: The establishment of so-called "spiritual freedom" --
On the Reformation: The masses, their motives and consequences --
Luther --
On the Reformation: Government --
confiscation of property and dogmatism --
church and state --
The origin of the territorial churches --
On the Reformation after 1526: The inevitable Caesaro-papism --
On the coming of the Reformation: The Reformation and the fate of art --
On the situation of the Catholic church: The direct effect of the Reformation --
On Zwingli's later period --
Charles V and Francis I --
On Charles V --
On Henry VIII --
Gustavus Vasa --
The community of the elect --
On Calvin --
On Protestantism in France --
German culture around 1555 --
On Camoens' Lusiads --
On the Counter-Reformation --
St. Ignatius Loyola --
The Jesuits --
The Jesuits and the papacy --
The Third Council of Trent (1562-1563) --
The popes of the Counter Reformation --
On the German Counter Reformation --
France in the year 1562 --
After ST. Bartholomew's Night --
Murder as an expedient --
The special character of the French court --
On the conversion of Henry IV --
Holland --
Mary Stuart --
On Elizabeth of England --
The Age of Elizabeth IV. History of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries --
Introduction to the history of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (1598-1763) --
The character of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries --
The Huguenots under Henry IV --
Gomarists and Arminians --
Powers and society in Europe before the thirty years' war --
Italy in the seventeenth century --
Richelieu --
On Germany's situation before the Thirty Years' War --
The Swedes in Germany --
On Wallenstein's end --
The great elector --
England before the first revolution --
English royalty and its task --
Cromwell --
The Fronde and the French aristocracy --
The Fronde and the Parlement of Paris --
On Mazarin --
Styles of life and art around 1650 --
Sweden under King Charles X Gustavus --
The age of unlimited princely power --
On Louis XIV --
Louis XIV as Lord of the church --
The French spirit of uniformity and the Huguenots --
Louis XIV prior to the War of the Spanish Succession --
On the Second English Revolution --
England's defense against militarism --
On the characteristics of the seventeenth century --
Russia --
England after George I --
Frederick the Great V. The Age of revolution --
Introduction to the history of the age of revolution --
The period of reform from above --
Absolutism in the north --
On the North American Revolutionary War --
England --
On small states --
On the dissolution of the Jesuit Order --
The intellectual situation prior to 1789 --
German and French intellectual development in the eighteenth century --
On Rousseau and his utopia --
The political situation in France before the revolution --
The destiny of the French Revolution --
On Mirabeau --
The clergy --
The legislative assembly and the clubs --
On the 10th of August, 1792 --
On the September Massacres --
Before and After the dissolution of the convention --
On the trail of Louis XVI --
Girondists and Jacobins --
The omnipotence of utterly unscrupulous parties --
How a government becomes exceedingly strong --
Socialism? Communism? --
The innermost core of the revolution --
Rousseau's concept of music and the destruction of churches --
On Robespierre --
Before the 9th Thermidor (July 27, 1794) --
On the mutual destruction of the revolutionary factions --
on the 18th Fructidor (September 4, 1797) --
Bonaparte and the 18th Fructidor --
How aristocracies and princes succumb --
On the invasion of Switzerland by the French --
Old Bern and why it is hated --
On the 18th Brumaire (November 9, 1799) and the consulate --
On Napoleon --
Napoleon I and his Russian campaign.
Series Title: Harper torchbooks. The Academy library
Other Titles: Historische Fragmente.
Responsibility: Translated by Harry Zohn, with an introd. by H.R. Trevor-Roper.

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