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Old June 6th, 2012, 07:01 AM   #1

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Favorite 19th century historian?


OP says it all.Which historian from the 19th century (a very rich century,as far as historical studies go)is your favorite one?Why do you like him?
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Old June 6th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #2

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Some of the Orientalists were pretty intriguing. Sir Godfrey Higgins, S. P. Scott, Sir E.A. Wallis Budge, David MacRitchie, Felix DuBois and Stanley Lane-Pool to name a few.
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Lord Acton-who said ''Power Corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely..'' tru when he wrote that in the 19th century and still trie today.
Lord Acton's Lectures in Modern History'' are also fascinating reading .I read them in paperback form in 1964 when they were published by ''Fontana' paperbacks.
Full of fascinating snippets such as the fact the Nikolai Machivelli's immorral realpolitik classic ''The Prince'' was first published on the Vatican printng presses with the support of Pope Sylvester 111.
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Yes Lord Acton is among my favorites too.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 06:17 AM   #5

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Lord Acton-who said ''Power Corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely..'' tru when he wrote that in the 19th century and still trie today.
Lord Acton's Lectures in Modern History'' are also fascinating reading .I read them in paperback form in 1964 when they were published by ''Fontana' paperbacks.
Full of fascinating snippets such as the fact the Nikolai Machivelli's immorral realpolitik classic ''The Prince'' was first published on the Vatican printng presses with the support of Pope Sylvester 111.
111?I knew there were many popes,but that is absurd!!
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I very much enjoyed Leopold von Ranke,George Grote,Connop Thirlwall,Ernst Curtius,Victor Duruy,Adolf Holm,Arnold Heeren,George Cox,Gilbert Murray and John Gilles.A somewhat guilty pleasure has been reading the (in)famous Heinrich von Treitschke,despite his notoriuos overwhelming nationalism.

I would kill for an english translation of Johann Gustav Droysen' work,especially his Geschichte Alexanders des Grossen.I cannot believe that such a seminal work has never been translated!!!!
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