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240 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth 1963 | ISBN 9781512813555 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
Ebook 2017 | ISBN 9781512818499 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
This book is available under special arrangement from our European publishing partner De Gruyter.
An Anniversary Collection volume
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One of the difficulties in talking about historical generalizations is the problem of finding a language in the middle ground between abstract speculation and mere recording of raw empirical data. However difficult this task might be, the intellectual process involved in historical generalization is a useful one, inviting reflection and discussion.
The five historians who have contributed to this volume chose their own topics. Thus the book as a whole is not a sequence but a cluster, in which not only the varying emphasis—here largely on the practical, there largely on the theoretical—but also the choice of topics in itself illustrates the pluralistic nature of historical generalizations.
Contributors: H. Stuart Hughes, Isaiah Berlin, David M. Potter, Albert Guérard, and Crane Brinton.