An Historian in the Twentieth Century: Chapters in Intellectual Autobiography

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Max Beloff, one of Britain's most distinguished historians, here offers an account of the relationship between history and politics in the 20th century as seen from the perspective of his professional life. Lord Beloff opens the book with an account of his own route to professional history and the reasons he became involved in different areas of historical specialization. He then reflects on the nature and purpose of historical studies in the light of controversies on both sides of the Atlantic. Beloff discusses the contemporary problems and opportunities of the nations he has studied and traversed during his half-century as a working historian: Britain, France, the United States, Russia and Israel. The last chapters deal with two major themes in Beloff's work that have formed a bridge between his scholarly contributions and his activity in politics - the quest for European unity and the collapse of the European empires that culminated in the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The book concludes with Beloff's opinion that, based on his work on the fall of the British Empire, the end of European imperialism is a matter not for rejoicing but for regret.

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Book Description Yale University Press, United States, 1992. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New ed.. 241 x 164 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Max Beloff, one of Britain s most distinguished historians, here offers an account of the relationship between history and politics in the 20th century as seen from the perspective of his professional life. Lord Beloff opens the book with an account of his own route to professional history and the reasons he became involved in different areas of historical specialization. He then reflects on the nature and purpose of historical studies in the light of controversies on both sides of the Atlantic. Beloff discusses the contemporary problems and opportunities of the nations he has studied and traversed during his half-century as a working historian: Britain, France, the United States, Russia and Israel. The last chapters deal with two major themes in Beloff s work that have formed a bridge between his scholarly contributions and his activity in politics - the quest for European unity and the collapse of the European empires that culminated in the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The book concludes with Beloff s opinion that, based on his work on the fall of the British Empire, the end of European imperialism is a matter not for rejoicing but for regret. Bookseller Inventory # POW9780300057430

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