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Mythistory and other essays

Author: William Hardy McNeill
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1986.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Hardy McNeill
ISBN: 0226561356 9780226561356
OCLC Number: 12051232
Description: ix, 226 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Truth, myth, and history: Mythistory, or truth, myth, history, and historians --
The care and repair of public myth --
The rise of the West as a long-term process --
2. The need for world history: A defense of world history --
Beyond Western civilization: rebuilding the survey --
3. Masters of the historical craft: Lord Acton --
Basic assumptions of Toynbee's A study of history --
Historians I have known: Carl Becker --
Historians I have known: Arnold J. Toynbee --
Historians I have known: Fernand Braudel.
Responsibility: William H. McNeill.

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