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Author Wells, Colin, 1960-

Title A brief history of history : great historians and the epic quest to explain the past / Colin Wells

Publ Info Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, [2008]
 RWU Main Library  D13 .W464 2008    AVAILABLE
Descript xv, 336 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-318) and index
Contents The traveler's tale -- "A possession for always" -- "From the foundation of the city" -- Barbarians (and believers) at the gate -- Clio nods -- The wall of faith -- History reborn -- Point, counterpoint -- New worlds -- The challenge of reason -- Reason and imagination pass each other in the night -- Making it (sort of) in the enlightenment -- History goes to school and gets a job -- The last amateur -- History discovers art and culture -- Deep time -- Vast impersonal forces -- The return of the storyteller -- History comes of age
LC subject Historiography
Intellectual life -- History
ISBN 9781599211220