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The Resource Clio among the muses : essays on history and the humanities, Peter Charles Hoffer

Clio among the muses : essays on history and the humanities, Peter Charles Hoffer

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Clio among the muses : essays on history and the humanities
Title
Clio among the muses
Title remainder
essays on history and the humanities
Statement of responsibility
Peter Charles Hoffer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "History helps us understand change, provides clues to our own identity, and hones our moral sense. But history is not a stand-alone discipline. Indeed, its own history is incomplete without recognition of its debt to its companions in the humane and social sciences. In Clio among the Muses, noted historiographer Peter Charles Hoffer relates the story of this remarkable collaboration. Hoffer traces history's complicated partnership with its coordinate disciplines of religion, philosophy, the social sciences, literature, biography, policy studies, and law. As in ancient days, when Clio was preeminent among the other eight muses, so today, the author argues that history can and should claim pride of place in the study of past human action and thought. Intimate and irreverent at times, Clio among the Muses synthesizes a remarkable array of information. Clear and concise in its review of the companionship between history and its coordinate disciplines, fair-minded in its assessment of the contributions of history to other disciplines and these disciplines' contributions to history, Clio among the Muses will capture the attention of everyone who cares about the study of history. For as the author demonstrates, the study of history is something unique, ennobling, and necessary. One can live without religion, philosophy and the rest. One cannot exist without history. Rigorously documented throughout, the book offers a unique perspective on the craft of history. Peter Charles Hoffer has taught history at Harvard, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Brooklyn College, and the University of Georgia since 1968, and specializes in historical methods, early American history, and legal history. He has authored or co-authored over three dozen books, and edited another twenty. Previous titles include The Historian's Paradox: The Study of History in Our Time (NYU Press, 2008). "--
  • Hoffer traces history's complicated partnership with its coordinate disciplines of religion, philosophy, the social sciences, literature, biography, policy studies, and law. As in ancient days, when Clio was preeminent among the other eight muses, so today, the author argues that history can and should claim pride of place in the study of past human action and thought
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
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Hoffer, Peter Charles
Dewey number
907.2
Index
index present
LC call number
D16
LC item number
.H686 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History
  • Historiography
  • History
  • Humanities
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • Historiography
  • History
  • History
  • Humanities
Label
Clio among the muses : essays on history and the humanities, Peter Charles Hoffer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.History and Religion -- 2.History and Philosophy -- 3.History and the Social Sciences -- 4.History and Literature -- 5.History and Biography -- 6.History and Policy Studies -- 7.History and the Law
Control code
844308897
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 187 pages
Isbn
9781479832835
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013027458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)844308897
Label
Clio among the muses : essays on history and the humanities, Peter Charles Hoffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.History and Religion -- 2.History and Philosophy -- 3.History and the Social Sciences -- 4.History and Literature -- 5.History and Biography -- 6.History and Policy Studies -- 7.History and the Law
Control code
844308897
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 187 pages
Isbn
9781479832835
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013027458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)844308897

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