Frederic William Maitland

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Overview

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781163077498
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/10/2010
  • Pages: 76
  • Product dimensions: 0.16 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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most repulsive details we have hardly a page that is not illumined as in a flash of light, by some far-reaching generalization, some wonderfully apt parallel from modern life. The obvious thing to admire about these 160 pages of the most intricate calculations is the incredible patience and industry of the work; he has the temper of the scientist who repeats the experiment a score of times; tests every particle of the evidence, weighs Ttt of a grain, and measures -n of an inch. But with a statistical appetite and a zest for cryptic documents equal to that of Mr. Round, and with an untiring laboriousness that even Stubbs could not always keep up, he combines a freshness and animation that is amazing. The very drudgery seems to give him wings. " All that weight of crabbed technicalities and minute criticism he carries like a flower. Indeed he rises from it all with strength renewed. What is the indwelling power that enables him to do this? It is that he has in the highest degree that divine quality, without which accuracy, industry, scholarship, critical acumen are all as nothing, the quality of human sympathy. Homo est et nihil humani alienum putat. So a Tribal Hidage, or a geld roll, a virgate and an acre, a charter of Edgar, a debate among the students in the Crib or in the place called Hell, an endorsement on a plea roll, a scribe's slip in grammar, these reveal themselves to him because he approaches them on the human side as human docu-) ments and human institutions. History can only advance nowadays by scientific methods, but the greatest of all these methods is to put oneself into the past and to - shake off the idols of our own time ; criticism, analysis, tabulation,statistics are the instruments of modern research ; but when they have done their work, it must be readjust...
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