The Whig Interpretation of History

The Whig Interpretation of History
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出版社: W.W. Norton & Co.
1965-04
版次: 1
ISBN: 9780393003185
定价: 216.30
装帧: 平装
开本: 其他
纸张: 其他
页数: 132页
正文语种: 英语
  • TheWhighistorianstudiesthepastwithreferencetothepresent.Helooksforagencyinhistory.And,inhissearchfororiginsandcauses,hecaneasilyselectthosefactsthatgivesupporttohisthesisandthuseliminateotherfactsequallyimportanttothetotalpicture.TheWhighistoriantendstojudge,tomakehistoryanswerquestions,andtooverdramatizebysimplificationandorganizationaroundattractivethemes.Thevalueofhistory,however,asProfessorButterfieldshows,liesintherichnessofitsrecoveryoftheconcretelifeofthepast.Thetruehistorianstudiesthepastforitsownsake.Hesees'ineachgenerationaclashofwillsoutofwhichthereemergessomethingthatprobablynowmaneverwilled,'andhiscreativeworkistomakethepastintelligibletothepresentbyinsightandsympathywiththeconditionsofthepast.
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    TheWhighistorianstudiesthepastwithreferencetothepresent.Helooksforagencyinhistory.And,inhissearchfororiginsandcauses,hecaneasilyselectthosefactsthatgivesupporttohisthesisandthuseliminateotherfactsequallyimportanttothetotalpicture.TheWhighistoriantendstojudge,tomakehistoryanswerquestions,andtooverdramatizebysimplificationandorganizationaroundattractivethemes.Thevalueofhistory,however,asProfessorButterfieldshows,liesintherichnessofitsrecoveryoftheconcretelifeofthepast.Thetruehistorianstudiesthepastforitsownsake.Hesees'ineachgenerationaclashofwillsoutofwhichthereemergessomethingthatprobablynowmaneverwilled,'andhiscreativeworkistomakethepastintelligibletothepresentbyinsightandsympathywiththeconditionsofthepast.
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