Sheldon Rothblatt, 18 August 1983
Show More The History Men: The Historical Profession in England since the Renaissance by John Kenyon.
Weidenfeld, 322 pp., £16.50, March 1983, 0 297 78081 6Show More
“... It is odd to think of Geoffrey Elton, Hugh Trevor-Roper and Lewis Namier as one thinks of Edward Freeman, Samuel Gardner and Edward Gibbon, humanised and distanced at the same time. Vanity and virtue, foolishness and brilliance rub shoulders. One imagines one has heard it all before, but the cumulative effect cannot be ...”