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- DescriptionThomas Babington Macaulay was one of the great English historians of the nineteenth century. He first made his name as an essayist, contributing many articles on a variety of topics to the Edinburgh Review, the leading literary journal of its day. Among the contributions Macaulay made in these essays was setting forth a distinct philosophy of historiography, in which he argued that written history should be more than a catalogue of conspicuous events. It should, he held, also portray events in the everyday lives of common people-something most historians of the day felt was 'beneath the dignity of history.' By insisting that depicting such events was indeed a proper function of the historian, Macaulay showed himself to be t only a historian with an unusually wide vista, but also an anthropologist before his time. When Macaulay came to write his famous five-volume History of England from the Accession of James II, he gave expression to this philosophy by including in this work a long chapter in which many aspects of English society and culture were surveyed as they stood in the year 1685. This groundbreaking chapter, w all but forgotten, deserves to be rescued from oblivion. It is presented here, standing alone, preceded by a long introduction in which Macaulay's life and career are set forth in detail-highlighting his contributions to English history, politics and letters.
- Author BiographyRobert L. Carneiro is Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. Thomas Babington Macaulay was a prominent nineteenth-century British historian and politician.
- Author(s)Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay
- PublisherEliot Werner Publications Inc
- Date of Publication28/02/2015
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationClinton Corners
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintEliot Werner Publications Inc
- Weight313 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byRobert L. Carneiro
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