HERBERT BUTTERFIELD THE WHIG INTERPRETATION OF HISTORY PDF

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It is not as easy to understand the past as many who have written it would have us believe. The historians who look at it from the Protestant, progressive, "19th Century gentleman" viewpoint are defined by Professor Butterfield as "the Whig historians.

He looks for agency in history. And, in his search for origins and causes, he can easily select those facts that give support to his thesis and thus eliminate other facts equally important to the total picture.

This was a good book, attacking some unnecessary assumptions, while encouraging the pursuit of historical questions. To me, this was a statement in favor of history's independence from the dominance Read today comes across as tamer and more obvious in hindsight that its reputation suggests.

Like much of Butterfield's work elegant and teasing - you think its saying something important but you're not quite sure what it actually is. The Whig Interpretation of History. Herbert Butterfield. Over the course of his career, Butterfield turned increasingly to historiography and man's developing view of the past. Butterfield was a devout Christian and reflected at length on Christian influences in historical perspectives.

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Whig history

From the President. William Cronon Sep 1, Eighty years have passed since a young Cambridge don named Herbert Butterfield published in a slender volume entitled The Whig Interpretation of History. What exactly this curious phrase meant was not immediately clear, since it had never before appeared in print. As Carl Becker rather grumpily remarked in one of the very few reviews anyone ever wrote about the book—the American Historical Review gave it no notice at all—"The phrase may have an accepted meaning in England; but, so far as I know, it has none elsewhere. In fact, I do not recall ever having heard the phrase before. Thirty years later, E.

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The Whig Interpretation of History

Whig history or Whig historiography is an approach to historiography that presents the past as an inevitable progression towards ever greater liberty and enlightenment , culminating in modern forms of liberal democracy and constitutional monarchy. In general, Whig historians emphasize the rise of constitutional government , personal freedoms and scientific progress. The term is often applied generally and pejoratively to histories that present the past as the inexorable march of progress towards enlightenment. The term is also used extensively in the history of science to mean historiography that focuses on the successful chain of theories and experiments that led to present-day science, while ignoring failed theories and dead ends. Whig history is rooted in European Enlightenment thinking that gave rise to European liberalism and Marxist theory of history, which itself is influenced by Christianity's teleological assumption that mankind must progress towards a certain goal.

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It is not as easy to understand the past as many who have written it would have us believe. The historians who look at it from the Protestant, progressive, "19th Century gentleman" viewpoint are defined by Professor Butterfield as "the Whig historians. He looks for agency in history. And, in his search for origins and causes, he can easily select those facts that give support to his thesis and thus eliminate other facts equally important to the total picture. This was a good book, attacking some unnecessary assumptions, while encouraging the pursuit of historical questions. To me, this was a statement in favor of history's independence from the dominance Read today comes across as tamer and more obvious in hindsight that its reputation suggests.

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