Now, it wasn't likely that Dorothy would be looking for wireless messages or would heed the call; but one thing the Historian was sure of, and that was that the powerful Sorceress, Glinda, would know what he was doing and that he desired to communicate with Dorothy.
And that was the way Dorothy heard that the Historian wanted to speak with her, and there was a Shaggy Man in the Land of Oz who knew how to telegraph a wireless reply.
It is certainly an interesting coincidence that the chief English representatives of four outlying regions of literature should have been closely contemporaneous--Johnson the moralist and hack writer, Boswell the biographer, Gibbon the historian, and Burke the orator.
The medieval chroniclers were mostly mere annalists, brief mechanical recorders of external events, and the few more philosophic historians of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries do not attain the first rank.
By intellectual processes he realizes and partly visualizes the past, with its dramatic scenes and moments, but he cannot throw himself into it (even if the material afforded by his authorities had permitted) with the passionate vivifying sympathy of later, romantic, historians. There are interest and power in his narratives of Julian's expedition into Assyria, of Zenobia's brilliant career, and of the capture of Constantinople by the Turks, but not the stirring power of Green or Froude or Macaulay.
And perhaps also of the fee a historian
receives for filtering the record.
However, as an historian
and specialist in Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins, I have not been summoned here today primarily to discuss the theological conclusions of the book, but the question whether such conclusions are supported "by means of a correct reconstruction of the past."
On the plus side there are the Mulloy introduction to the 1978 edition and the one by Professor Quinn whose 22 pages sparkle with flashes of Irish wit, devastating criticism of some present trends in the world of academic historians
, and lucid analysis of Dawson the historian
of cultures and civilizations.
"This incident, I'affaire Jumonville," writes historian
Paul Johnson, "led to massive French retaliation and the outbreak of what was soon a world war." Through the peculiar workings of Providence, George Washington set in motion events that led to the founding of a new nation.
This winter edition of Baptist History and Heritage takes a look at the story of Baptist history and Baptist historians
. As is the case with most of our thematic issues, this one cannot begin to be a comprehensive look at Baptist historiography.
Bunch left his small hometown and became a highly regarded historian
and museum administrator--key reasons, museum professionals said, he was selected to head the 145-year-old historical society, at 1601 N.
track the rise and times of scientific objectivity