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The Resource The life and thought of Herbert Butterfield : history, science, and God, Michael Bentley

The life and thought of Herbert Butterfield : history, science, and God, Michael Bentley

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The life and thought of Herbert Butterfield : history, science, and God
Title
The life and thought of Herbert Butterfield
Title remainder
history, science, and God
Statement of responsibility
Michael Bentley
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Once recalled only for The Whig interpretation of history (1931) and Christianity and history (1949), Sir Herbert Butterfield's contribution to western culture has undergone an astonishing revaluation over the past twenty years. What has been left out of this reappraisal is the man himself. Yet the force of Butterfield's writings is weakened without some knowledge of the man behind them: his temperament, contexts, and personal torments. Previous authors have been unable to supply a rounded portrait for lack of available material, particularly a dearth of sources for the crucial period before the outbreak of war in 1939. Michael Bentley's original, startling biography draws on sources never seen before. They enable him to present a new Butterfield, one deeply troubled by self-doubt, driven by an urgent sexuality and plagued by an unending tension between history, science and God in a mind as hard and cynical as it was loving and charitable"--
  • "When Sir Herbert Butterfield died in 1979, he had already lost most of his audience. Those in the second half of their life might recall The Whig interpretation of history, if they had been made to read it at school, though its rubbishing thirty years later by E.H. Carr in What is history? provided fresher memories. Or they may have had on their shelf at home Christianity and history, which had created a flurry of interest on both sides of the Atlantic in the early 1950s. The postwar British generation heard, many of them, the radio broadcasts--often in school--or the endless lectures that Butterfield had delivered to the Historical Association or the columns he occasionally contributed to the press. But it was all a long time ago: they knew the name, the Yorkshire voice perhaps, but little else. For the professional historians, among whom Butterfield had spent most of his life, he remained a considerable force but one marked by failure"--
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individual biography
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1948-
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Bentley, Michael
Dewey number
907.2/02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D15.B86
LC item number
B46 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Butterfield, Herbert
  • Butterfield, Herbert
  • Butterfield, Herbert
  • Historians
  • Intellectuals
  • Historiography
  • Europe
  • Science
  • International relations
  • History
  • Butterfield, Herbert
  • Butterfield, Herbert
  • Butterfield, Herbert
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Historians
  • Historiography
  • History
  • Intellectuals
  • International relations
  • Political and social views
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Europe
  • Great Britain
Label
The life and thought of Herbert Butterfield : history, science, and God, Michael Bentley
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-374) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Private Intellectual, 1900-1945. Bronte country -- Peterhouse and Princeton -- Love, marriage, and "the sex question" -- Thinking man's historian -- European civilisation and the Third Reich -- Wartime ambiguities -- Contours of an original mind. Science -- God -- History -- Public intellectual, 1945-1979. Height of his powers -- From history to historiography -- From diplomatic history to international relations -- From autumn to winter
Control code
712024819
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 381 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781139042680
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40019561852
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712024819
Label
The life and thought of Herbert Butterfield : history, science, and God, Michael Bentley
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-374) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Private Intellectual, 1900-1945. Bronte country -- Peterhouse and Princeton -- Love, marriage, and "the sex question" -- Thinking man's historian -- European civilisation and the Third Reich -- Wartime ambiguities -- Contours of an original mind. Science -- God -- History -- Public intellectual, 1945-1979. Height of his powers -- From history to historiography -- From diplomatic history to international relations -- From autumn to winter
Control code
712024819
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 381 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139042680
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40019561852
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712024819

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