What Is History? Five Lectures on the Modern Science of History

What Is History? Five Lectures on the Modern Science of History

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What Is History? Five Lectures on the Modern Science of History

What Is History? Five Lectures on the Modern Science of History

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The following addresses were published in Freiburg, Germany, during the autumn of 1904, under the title, "Moderne Geschichtswissenschaft." The English translation is the work of E. A. Andrews, who secured the aid of Dr. Felix Krüger of the department of philosophy of the University of Leipzig in the matter of psychological terms; Dr. Max Lisner also lent valuable aid. Professor William E. Dodd, of Randolph-Macon College, Virginia, gave the whole a careful revision. To all of these both the author and the translator take this means of expressing their hearty thanks.

Like everything else in this world, this little book has its raison d'être and its special occasion. As to the former, the author felt that in his work on the "History of Germany" he had carried his investigations far enough into the different culture-epochs to justify him in formulating and presenting to the public his ideas as to the content of history and the true . . .

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