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.