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This is a daring, ingenious... tour de force. White has produced a profoundly original 'critique of historical reason.'.
A book that will simply have to be reckoned with by all historians who have the slightest interest in the genesis and forms of historical narrative.
Metahistory is something more than a study of philosophies of history (although it is that too, and no doubt the most important work in the field since Collingwood): it is also a methodological manifesto, a more sustained argument for a deep-figural hermeneutic than has been worked out anywhere before now.