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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,
|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 ...
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' –
|This amounted, effectively, to the disengagement of history from the biographical, |
both at the levels of authorial voice and ... reintegration of history and biography
when he famously defined history as 'the essence of innumerable biographies'.
|The moral purpose of a biography may be as lofty and its methods as accurate as |
those of history, but this does not make it history. ... It is said that " history is the
essence of innumerable biographies;" and properly conceived, this is true, but
|(Courtesy of Science and Society Picture Library, London, England.) History Is |
The Essence Of Innumerable Biographies. Thomas Carlyle In its a40th
Anniversary Issue,o IEEE Spectrum published a fascinating article titled aThe
View from the ...
|HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY. -•"History," says Carlyle, "is the essence of |
innumerable biographies;" an epigrammatic remark, which, like most of Carlyle's
sayings, though true in one sense, is not so in the obvious sense. History as it is,
|Although interpreted very differently, some notion of intimacy as essential to |
biography was widely accepted across the ... In the nineteenth century, Thomas
Carlyle famously argued that 'history was the essence of innumerable