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|"The genius of humanity is the real subject whose biography is written in our |
annals. ... egalitarian- ism: "Social Life is the aggregate of all the individual men's
Lives who constitute society; History is the essence of innumerable Biographies.
|idea of the importance of the heroic in historical study.8 His "history is the |
essence of innumerable biographies", is a bit of a cliche", the equivalent of a
catch phrase "play-it-again, Sam" among historians. However, those who invoke
this phrase ...
|THE ESSAY ''ON HISTORY'' (1830), THOMAS CARLYLE FAMOUSLY CLAIMS |
that ''History is the essence of innumerable Biographies.''1 Add to that
authoritative assertion a second, equally authoritative statement from On Heroes,
|Thomas Carlyle, writing in the early nineteenth century, signalled the |
reintegration of history and biography when he famously defined history as 'the
essence of innumerable biographies'. To an extent, British history had come full
circle back to ...
Eugene Benson, University Professor Emeritus of English Eugene Benson, L.W. Conolly - 2004 - Preview - More editions
|Literary History of Canada: Canadian Literature in English 4 (1990). MARILYN |
RUSSELL ROSE Biography As if adopting Carlyle's dictum that 'history is the
essence of innumerable biographies' – biographies chiefly of 'heroes' –
|Prior to that, it had been assumed that those seeking a knowledge of history |
would do so through reading the works of great ... In his 1830 essay 'On History',
Carlyle insisted that 'history was the essence of innumerable biographies'. A
study of ...
|istorian Thomas Carlyle wrote that "History is the essence of innumerable |
biographies." What is true for history is often true for genealogy, which is a subset
of historical inquiry. Certainly, this is the case with Carlyle's frequently quoted ...
|Perhaps I was already a budding biographer—taken with Carlyle's argument that,|
”History is the essence of innumerable biographies.” Disraeli puts it more
emphatically in his novel,”Contarini Fleming”: “Read no history; nothing but
|Essays in Victorian and Modernist Biography : Honoring Mary M. Lago Mary |
Lago, Joe Law, Linda K. Hughes ... be Emerson (“There is properly no history;
only biography”) and Carlyle (“History is the essence of innumerable biographies
,” or, ...
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