The Idea of History: With Lectures 1926-1928

Paperback | August 1, 1994

byR. G. CollingwoodEditorJan Van Der Dussen

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The Idea of History is the best-known work of the great Oxford philosopher, historian, and archaeologist R. G. Collingwood. Published posthumously in 1946, it examines how the idea of history has evolved from the time of Herodotus to the twentieth century, and offers Collingwood's own view ofwhat history is. This revised edition has a substantial new introduction which discusses how scholars have responded to Collingwood's classic over the last fifty years. It also makes available for the first time some of Collingwood's lectures on the philosophy of history - essential for a fuller understanding ofhis thought, and in particular for the interpretation of The Idea of History itself.

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This, the best-known work of the great Oxford philosopher, historian, and archaeologist examines how the idea of history has evolved from the time of Herodotus to the 20th century. Prepared from newly-available manuscripts, this edition offers Collingwood's most important lectures on the philosopy of history

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The Idea of History is the best-known work of the great Oxford philosopher, historian, and archaeologist R. G. Collingwood. Published posthumously in 1946, it examines how the idea of history has evolved from the time of Herodotus to the twentieth century, and offers Collingwood's own view ofwhat history is. This revised edition has ...

The late R. G. Collingwood was Wayflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy in the University of Oxford from 1935 to 1941. Four of his books are available in paperback from Oxford University Press: The Principles of Art, The Idea of History, The Idea of Nature, and An Autobiography. In 1989 the Press published his Essays in Political...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:564 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.22 inPublished:August 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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This, the best-known work of the great Oxford philosopher, historian, and archaeologist examines how the idea of history has evolved from the time of Herodotus to the 20th century. Prepared from newly-available manuscripts, this edition offers Collingwood's most important lectures on the philosopy of history

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'Welcome reprint of the classic lectures delivered by an Oxford philosopher-historian 60 years ago. A most influential book.'Good Book Guide, January 1995