Historians at Work (4 Volumes Set)

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Large 8vo. Volume I. xx, 431 pp, General Introduction: A Definition of History: 1. Herodotus (c. 490 B.C. -c. 430 B.C. ): The Persian Wars to 15. John Froissart (1337-c. 1404): Chronicles. Volume x, 406 pp, Preface to Volume II; 1. Lorenzo Valla (c. 1406-1457): The Treatise on the Donation of Constantine to 14. Edward Gibbon (1737-1794): Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Volume III. x, 325 pp, Preface to Volume III; 1. Barthold Georg Niebuhr (1776-1831): The History of Rome to Frederic William Maitland (1850 - 1906): The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I. Volume IV. xi, 411 pp, Preface, to Volume IV; 1. Wilhelm Dilthey (1833 - 1911): The Eighteenth Century and the Historical World to Richard Hofstadter (1916 - 1970): The Age of Reform. First Edition, 1972. Brown and Tan cloth with black and gilt lettering to spine. "The editors have chosen their selections from those historical writings valued for their durability and those historians who for all the distance that separates them, equally deserve the name of historian. Volume I includes the works from the first historian to the chroniclers of the Middle Ages. Volume II includes selections from the principle historical works of those writers who molded the art and science of history from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment. Volume III includes the principal historical works of those 19th-century writers who took the 18th-century idea of history as a science and molded it into a craft where a passion for truth came first, while the final volume is comprised of selections from the principal historical works of 20th-century writers, and focuses on the concerns of our own era: the possibilites of cultural history, attention to the weight of power, the connection of calss with politics. The historians of this volume prove that the possibilities of historical writing have been enlarged by these new concentrations" from the jacket flap.

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