History as Art and as Science: Twin Vistas on the Past

History as Art and as Science: Twin Vistas on the Past

by H. Stuart Hughes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226359166

ISBN-13: 9780226359168

Pub. Date: 12/28/1975

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

"Professor Hughes offers an earnest warning: 'Unless there is some emotional tie, some elective affinity linking the student to his subject of study, the results will be pedantic and perfunctory.' In other words, it is only a step from the sublime to the meticulous. Those eager to guard against that sad descent will find History as Art and as Science a

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"Professor Hughes offers an earnest warning: 'Unless there is some emotional tie, some elective affinity linking the student to his subject of study, the results will be pedantic and perfunctory.' In other words, it is only a step from the sublime to the meticulous. Those eager to guard against that sad descent will find History as Art and as Science a guide, a tonic, and an inspiration. Its short, electrifying essays are so magnificently sane and persuasive they should be required reading for every student who contemplates a major in history."—Geoffrey Bruun, Saturday Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226359168
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/28/1975
Series:
Midway Reprint Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
118
Sales rank:
793,005
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
I. What the Historian Thinks He Knows
II. History, the Humanities, and Anthropological Change
III. History and Psychoanalysis: The Explanation of Motive
IV. The Sweep of the Narrative Line
V. Is Contemporary History Real History?

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