Australasia's Biggest Online Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Man on His Past

This book is an extended version of the Wiles lectures given at the Queen's University, Belfast, in 1954. It illustrates the rise, scope, methods and objectives of the history of historiography. The topics selected for discussion give a general outline of the modern historical movement from the mid-eighteenth century to the contribution of Lord Acton in the late nineteenth century. Significant landmarks in the history of historical scholarship are examined to illustrate the various kinds of treatment that can be given to the subject.
Product Details

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The history of historiography: 2. The rise of the German historical school; 3. Lord Acton and the nineteenth-century historical movement; 4. Ranke and the conception of 'general history'; 5. The reconstruction of an historical episode: the history of the enquiry into the origins of the Seven Years War; 6. Lord Acton and the Massacre of St. Bartholomew; Appendices.


'A distinguished contribution to the 'study of the history of civilisation ... and the extension of historical thinking into the realm of general ideas.' Manchester Guardian

Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » History » General
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Man on His Past on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top