The Idea Of History..
Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper with lightly sunned spine, which has traces of wear and a few stains Some stains to boards, but otherwise a very good copy. Armourial bookplate of Jasper Hubbard
At The Clarendon Press.,
Reprinted photographically, 1948, from sheets of the first edition (1946).
8vo. 5.75 x 9 inches. xxvi + 339 +  pp.
Reprint in the same year as first publication. Collingwood's most influential work which examines the development of the modern idea of history from Greco-Roman historiography, to the influence of Christian ideas, the beginnings of scientific history and its later flowering in England, Germany, France and Italy. The fifth part consists of a number of essays on the nature of history and historical method, evidence and progress. Robin George Collingwood (1889-1943) was an Oxford academic, philosopher, historian and archaeologist. Collingwood's manuscript was prepared for publication by Thomas Malcolm Knox (1900-80), later Principal of the University of St Andrews, who has contributed a short introduction on Collingwood as man and philosopher.
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