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The Life and Thought of Herbert Butterfield: History, Science and God

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"When Sir Herbert Butterfield died in 1979, he had already lost most of his audience. Those in the second half of their life might... Lire la suite
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"When Sir Herbert Butterfield died in 1979, he had already lost most of his audience. Those in the second half of their life might recall The Whig interpretation of history, if they had been made to read it at school, though its rubbishing thirty years later by E.H. Carr in What is history? provided fresher memories. Or they may have had on their shelf at home Christianity and history, which had created a flurry of interest on both sides of the Atlantic in the early 1950s. The postwar British generation heard, many of them, the radio broadcasts--often in school--or the endless lectures that Butterfield had delivered to the Historical Association or the columns he occasionally contributed to the press. But it was all a long time ago: they knew the name, the Yorkshire voice perhaps, but little else. For the professional historians, among whom Butterfield had spent most of his life, he remained a considerable force but one marked by failure"--

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Michael Bentley is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews and well-known internationally to scholars interested in the history of historical writing. His Companion to Historiography (1997) and popular short guide, Modern Historiography: An Introduction (1999) have become bench texts for courses in historiography. Recently awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, Professor Bentley is currently writing a comparative analysis of Western historiography since the Enlightenment.



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Bentley's revelatory biography illuminates for the first time the intellectual significance and personal torment of the historian Sir Herbert Butterfield.



Résumé
Michael Bentley's revelatory 2011 biography of the major Christian thinker and historian Sir Herbert Butterfield draws on hitherto unseen private sources. They enable him to present a new Butterfield, one deeply troubled by self-doubt, driven by an urgent sexuality and plagued by an unending tension between history, science and God.

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Part I. Private Intellectual, 1900-1945: 1. Bronte country; 2. Peterhouse and Princeton; 3. Love, marriage and 'the sex question'; 4. Thinking man's historian; 5. European civilisation and the Third Reich; 6. Wartime ambiguities; Part II. Contours of an Original Mind: 7. Science; 8. God; 9. History; Part III. Public Intellectual, 1945-1979: 10. Height of his powers; 11. From history to historiography; 12. From diplomatic history to international relations; 13. From autumn to winter.

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Titre: The Life and Thought of Herbert Butterfield: History, Science and God
Sous-titre: History, Science and God
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Code EAN: 9781107003972
ISBN: 978-1-107-00397-2
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 381
Poids: 767g
Taille: H235mm x B172mm x T23mm
Année: 2011

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