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Author LinkPhillips, Mark,1946-
Title LinkOn historical distance / Mark Salber Phillips.
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013].
Description xvii, 293 p., [8] p. of plates :  ill. ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( The Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history )
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: Introduction : rethinking historical distance : from doctrine to heuristic -- Machiavelli between history and chronicle -- A study in contrasts : Machiavelli, Guicciardini, and the idea of example -- "The most illustrious philosopher and historian of the age" : Hume and the balances of enlightenment history -- "What sympathy then touches every human heart!" : emotional identification in enlightenment and romantic histories -- Hundred Scottish ministers write the history of everyday life : contrasting distances in Sinclair’s "Statistical account of Scotland" -- Past and present : contrastive narratives in the romantic age -- "The very web and texture of society as it really exists" : literary history in historiographical perspective -- "A topic that history will proudly record", or, What is the "history" in history painting? -- On the advantage and disadvantage of sentimental history for life -- Alternative histories in the public realm : familiarizing and defamiliarizing the past -- Epilogue : My Lai and moral luck, or, ’Tis forty years since.
Subject LinkHistoriography -- Philosophy.
LinkHistory -- Philosophy.

System Number 000663166
ISBN Link9780300140378 (alk. paper)
Link0300140371 (alk. paper)

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