Work of the Fellows: Monographs;

Faces of History: Historical Inquiry from Herodotus to Herder

Kelley, Donald R. (Fellow, 1984-85)

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1998

From the publisher's description:

This second volume of essays by Professor Kelley takes the study of history as its starting point, then extends explorations into adjacent fields of legal, political, and social thought to confront some of the larger questions of the modern human sciences. The first group of papers examine the historiography of the Protestant Reformation and then of the Romantic and Victorian periods; the last section focuses on the legal tradition and its interpretation in relation to social and cultural, as well as historical thought, in the period from the Renaissance to the French Revolution. Throughout, the author’s interest is to analyse how people at different times have viewed their past - and reconstructed and utilised it in the service of their present concerns.


Subjects: History;; Intellectual History; Historiography; Historicism; Western World; Historians