The Idea of History

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CONTENTS
a. Introductory: General Idea of History
1. History and time [363]
2. Time as moving [363]
3. Events as moving in time [363]
4. Time as a line [363]
5. Ideality of the past and future [364]
6. Memory [365]
7. Memory as subjective and immediate [366]
8. History as objective and mediate [367]
9. History and its grounds [367]
b. The Sources of History
10. Sources [368]
11. The interpretation of sources [368]
12. The collection of sources [369]
13. The variety of sources [369]
14. The infinity and finitude of sources [370]
15. Scholarship and its confusion with history [370]
16. Erroneous distinction of history and prehistory [372]
17. Positive value of this distinction [372]
18. A parallel from art [373]
19. The use of ready-made narrative [374]
20. The germs of criticism [374]
21. Scepticism [375]
c. The Interpretation of Sources
22. The collapse of dogmatic history [377]
23. Historical interpretation [377]
24. The cross-questioning of sources [378]
25. Examples [378]
26. The history of history [379]
27. This is still essentially history [380]
28. But simpler and easier history [381]
29. So treated, 'authorities' become 'sources' [382]
30. Principles of interpretation [383]
31. Empiricist account of their origin [383]
32. Subjectivist account [384]
33. Their a priori character [385]
34. Their application to narrative [387]

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Editor's Introduction ix
  • Contents li
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I Greco-Roman Historiography 14
  • Part II the Influence of Christianity 46
  • Part III the Threshold of Scientific History 86
  • Part IV Scientific History 134
  • Part V Epilegomena 205
  • Preliminary Discussion the Idea of A Philosophy of Something, And, in Particular, A Philosophy of History (1927) 335
  • Lectures on the Philosophy of History (1926)1 359
  • Contents 360
  • Outlines of A Philosophy of History (1928) 426
  • Introductory Lecture 431
  • Contents 437
  • Iii. Relation 439
  • Index 497
  • More Oxford Paperbacks 511
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