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John Burrow

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John Burrow was for many years Professor of Intellectual History at the University of Sussex. From 1994 to 2000 he was the first Professor of Intellectual History at Oxford. He is author of A Liberal Descent, Gibbon, Whigs and Liberals: Continuity and Change in English Political Thought, The Crisis of Reason: European Thought 1848-1914, and That Noble Sphere of Politics. He will be Distinguished Visiting Professor at Williams College, Massachusetts, January to May 2008.

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A History of Histories
Epics, Chronicles, and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century
Written by John Burrow


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $18.00

Treating the practice of history not as an isolated pursuit but as an aspect of human society and an essential part of the culture of the West, John Burrow magnificently brings to life and explains the distinctive qualities found in the work of historians from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to... Read more >
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A History of Histories

Written by John Burrow


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $13.99

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