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Style in History

Style in History

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What does an historian's style reveal? In this original and lucid guide to the proper reading of Gibbon, Ranke, Macaulay, and Burckhardt--great historians who were also great stylists--Peter Gay demonstrates that, style is an invaluable clue to the historian's insight. Thus, for Peter Gay, style is the key to culture, and the "truth" of history--as it helps to define that culture--can only be fully understood through an objective and thorough analysis of all its elements.

Author: Peter Gay
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 08/01/1991
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.61lbs
Size: 8.05h x 5.00w x 0.63d
ISBN: 9780393305586

About the Author
Gay, Peter: - Peter Gay (1923--2015) was the author of more than twenty-five books, including the National Book Award winner The Enlightenment, the best-selling Weimar Culture, and the widely translated Freud: A Life for Our Time.

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