TITLE

THE HISTORIAN AND HISTORY

AUTHOR(S)
Schlesinger Jr., Arthur
PUB. DATE
April 1963
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Apr1963, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p491
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The word historian is a relatively unambiguous word. It means simply a man who tries to write history. But the word history is thoroughly ambiguous. It may refer to events which have taken place in the past; or it may refer to the written record of those events. The historian therefore has a double relationship, to the actual experience, and to the subsequent record of the experience. The problem to which the author addresses in this article is the interaction between history, in both senses, and the historian.
ACCESSION #
14711552

 

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