Thursday, January 6, 2011

Theodore Zeldin

Daniel Little reflects on the historical work of Theodore Zeldin:

Zeldin's writing makes one think of a gifted interpreter of literature or art, more than of a traditional historian.  He is very sensitive to telltale nuances, and very creative in building an interpretation of the French based on a series of such insights.  In this regard it is "humanities-inspired history" rather than "social-science history."

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