Style in History

Style in History

Book - 1988
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What does an historian's style reveal? In this original and lucid guide to the proper reading of Gibbon, Ranke, Macaulay, and Burckhardt--great historians who were also great stylists--Peter Gay demonstrates that, style is an invaluable clue to the historian's insight. Thus, for Peter Gay, style is the key to culture, and the "truth" of history--as it helps to define that culture--can only be fully understood through an objective and thorough analysis of all its elements.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, 1988, 1974
ISBN: 9780393305586
0393305589
Characteristics: xiii, 242 p. : ill. ; 19 cm

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