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Clio and the doctors : psycho-history, quanto-history, and history / Jacques Barzun.


Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1974] .
ISBN 0226038491, 02260384910, 9780226038490

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Subjects Geschichtswissenschaft.
Histoire -- Philosophie.
Historiography.
Psychohistoire.
Psychohistory.
Sciences et civilisation.
Theorie.
Description xi, 173 pages ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1974]
©1974
Notes "Checklist of writings on historiography by Jacques Barzun, prepared by Virginia Xanthos Faggi": pages 164-166.
Expansion of an article originally published in the American historical review in Feb. 1972.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The spreading vogue of psycho-history and what the author has christened "quanto-history" raises fundamental questions of theory and practice about both history and the new methods applied to it. In this work Jacques Barzun presents his credo as a historian, criticizing the "new" techniques and contrasting them with his idea of the true spirit of historical inquiry. --Book jacket.
Contents Introduction : Who are the doctors? -- 1. The question of substance -- 2. The question of method -- 3. The question of evidence -- 4. The question of motive -- 5. History as counter-method and anti-abstraction -- 6. The formative effect of history -- By way of conclusion : The fair sisterhood.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1069140
(OCoLC)ocm01069140
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WorldCat Identities Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012.
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