In praise of history

August 17, 2007

Penelope Corfield regrets the absence of grand narratives in the field of history. However, such books were certainly published within living memory.

I recall Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History as one of the most exciting works that I have ever read in any domain of study.

Not only did it provide a meta-perspective to the sweep of history but it offered novel insights on the human condition.

Hugh McCredie

Balsall Common, West Midlands

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