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

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 398 Nombre de pages
"Once recalled only for The Whig interpretation of history (1931) and Christianity and history (1949), Sir Herbert Butterfield's c... Lire la suite
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"Once recalled only for The Whig interpretation of history (1931) and Christianity and history (1949), Sir Herbert Butterfield's contribution to western culture has undergone an astonishing revaluation over the past twenty years. What has been left out of this reappraisal is the man himself. Yet the force of Butterfield's writings is weakened without some knowledge of the man behind them: his temperament, contexts, and personal torments. Previous authors have been unable to supply a rounded portrait for lack of available material, particularly a dearth of sources for the crucial period before the outbreak of war in 1939. Michael Bentley's original, startling biography draws on sources never seen before. 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 in a mind as hard and cynical as it was loving and charitable"--

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Bentley's revelatory 2011 biography illuminates for the first time the intellectual significance and personal torment of the historian Sir Herbert Butterfield.



Contenu

Part I. Private Intellectual, 1900-45: 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, 1945-79: 10. Height of his powers; 11. From history to historiography; 12. From diplomatic history to international relations; 13. From autumn to winter.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: The Life and Thought of Herbert Butterfield: History, Science and God
Sous-titre: History, Science and God
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Code EAN: 9781107411425
ISBN: 978-1-107-41142-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 398
Poids: 531g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T21mm
Année: 2012