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The science of history in Victorian Britain : making the past speak

Author: Ian Hesketh
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2011.
Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The development of history as a scientific discipline was undertaken by several key historians of the Victorian period, influenced by German scientific history and British natural philosophy. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hesketh, Ian, 1975-
Science of history in Victorian Britain
(OCoLC)891464831
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Hesketh
ISBN: 9781848931268 1848931263
OCLC Number: 693810813
Description: xi, 229 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The enlarging horizon : Henry Thomas Buckle's science of history --
The sciences of history --
Controversial boys --
Discipline and disease; or, The boundary work of scientific history --
History from nowhere --
Broad shadows and little histories --
The death of the historian --
Epilogue : Froude's revenge.
Series Title: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 12.
Responsibility: by Ian Hesketh.
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