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|For if we think of history as biography, we must think of Humans as opposed to |
men and women. ... Paragraph one explains Emerson's idea that "there is
properly no history; only biography" and illustrates the explanation with a
Thomas K. McCraw - 1984 - 387 pages
|Profiles four key figures in the history of government regulation of business|
|Disraeli puts it more emphatically in his novel,”Contarini Fleming”: “Read no |
history; nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.” Emerson went even
further: “There is properly no history; only biography.” This assertion helps
Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 pages
|Great men have often the shortest biographies. — Their real life is in their books |
or deeds. There is properly no history, only biography. — Emerson. One
anecdote of a man is worth a volume of biography. — Channing. The remains of
Victoria Jennings, Andrea Katsaros - 2007 - 449 pages
|too,22 and if a similar sensitivity were not there in the theatre, comedy would |
never be able to make jokes out of paratragedy. But that does not mean ...
Emerson's “There is properly no history, only biography”, is not too far away (
Thomas Hockey, Katherine Bracher, Marvin Bolt - 2007 - 1341 pages
|... history of astronomy. Cutting across space and time, biographical entries are |
international in scope and cover the period from classical Antiquity to the late
20th century. ... Biography And History There is properly no history, only
|There have been dozens and dozens of biographies written on Princess Diana. |
One can imagine a ... is not easy or clear cut. As Ralph Waldo Emerson observes
, “There is properly no history; only biography” (Essays: First Series, 1841).
|So Charles Kingsley, in Freeman's eyes, shows how “History is thus turned into a |
field in which a countless series of biographies finds its place.” So, too, in the
same strain, Emerson declared: “There is properly no history, only biography.
Joel Myerson, Wesley T. Mott, Robert E. Burkholder - 1997 - 284 pages
|History conceived of as a series of events documented through the lives of great |
men similarly lacked appeal. ... in our private experience, and verifying them here
," Emerson reiterates his belief "there is properly no History; only Biography.
Donald G. Davis - 2003 - 250 pages
|R. G. Collingwood, in the opening pages of his The Idea of History, addresses |
himself to the nagging question of the purpose of history and concludes that "
history ... "There is properly no history; only biography," wrote Ralph Waldo
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