Thursday, April 10, 2014

The “Great Year” Theory of History

Every now and again, it’s worthwhile to step back and take a larger perspective, especially regarding our understanding of history. History has often been taught from the perspective of the actions of great individuals (e.g., kings and queens, generals, politicians).

Lately, however, there has been a movement toward examining history through the lens of “great years” (e.g., 1789, 1914). Read more here

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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