Geoffrey Hawthorn, 1 April 1983
Show More A Treatise on Social Theory. Vol. I: The Methodology of Social Theory by W.G. Runciman.
Cambridge, 350 pp., £25, March 1983, 0 521 24906 6Show More
“... to Calcutta, he wrote to Ellis, he had read the Iliad and the Odyssey, Petrarch, Ariosto, Tasso, Don Quixote, Gibbon on Rome, Sismondi on France, Mill on India, ‘the seven thick folios of Biographica Brittanica’ and ‘the 70 volumes of Voltaire’. Once there, he took to ‘passing the three or four hours before breakfast in reading Greek and ...”