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The historian should not peddle fables, like Herodotus, who is like an old woman
telling stories to children, but teach us our duties without seeming to do so, by
painting for posterity not the acts of a single man but the progress of the human ...
The very notion that the task of historians was not merely to establish facts and
give causal explanations for them, but to examine what a situation meant to those
involved in it, what their outlook was, by what rules they were guided, what ...
... which are by now taken for granted by historians of literature, of ideas, of art, of
law, and by historians of science too, and most of all by historians and
sociologists of culture influenced by this tradition, are not as a 1 Erich Auerbach
seems to ...
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