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
“... By the time he was 34, Thomas Macaulay had had a fellowship at Trinity, practised law for a year or two, sat in the Commons for four, and been appointed to a seat on the Supreme Council in India. On the boat 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 ...”