Herbert Butterfield and the Interpretation of History

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Herbert Butterfield and the Interpretation of History

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This book examines successive stages in the development of the thought of Sir Herbert Butterfield in relation to fundamental issues in the science of history. In a carefully nuanced way it lays bare the unspoken motivations and hidden tensions in Butterfield's debate with himself and with a host of contemporary historians in the period between 1924-79.

ISBN

9781403939289

Publication Date

2005

Department

History

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

City

New York, New York

Keywords

Herbert Butterfield, historiography

Disciplines

History

Comments

Table of Contents:
The romantic imagination --
Butterfield's critique of the Whig interpretation --
Butterfield's critique of Acton --
Machiavelli and the English tradition --
Expository historiography --
Providence --
Technical history --
Butterfield's critique of interpretations --
The three ways or levels of history --
The Wiles lectures --
Butterfield's critique of Namier --
Challenges and resolutions.

Herbert Butterfield and the Interpretation of History

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