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It is going to be very kind of requested why I should still consent, although upon a kind of problem, to jot down even a favored essay in English historical past, who make no pretence to specific scholarship and am only a member of the general public. the answer's that i do know simply enough to grasp something: historical past from the perspective of a member of the general public has no longer been written. What we name the preferred histories may still otherwise be referred to as the anti-popular histories. they're all, approximately with out exception, written opposed to the folk; and in them the population is both neglected or elaborately proved to were mistaken. it truly is precise that eco-friendly known as his publication "A brief background of the English People"; yet he turns out to have notion it too brief for the folks to be appropriately pointed out. for example, he calls one very huge a part of his tale "Puritan England." yet England by no means was once Puritan. it will were virtually as unfair to name the increase of Henry of Navarre "Puritan France." and a few of our severe Whig historians could were beautiful approximately in a position to calling the crusade of Wexford and Drogheda "Puritan Ireland."

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Includes index. 1. Philosophy, German. 2. GermanyReligion. I. Title. ) Page v CONTENTS FOREWORD BY Dennis J. Schmidt vii TRANSLATOR'S NOTE xxiii PREFACE TO FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1 PREFACE TO FIRST GERMAN EDITION 8 PREFACE TO SECOND GERMAN EDITION 9 PART FIRST: Germany Till Luther's Time 19 PART SECOND: From Luther to Kant 59 PART THIRD: From Kant to Hegel 105 APPENDIX 165 Page vii FOREWORD by Dennis J. Schmidt Histories which regard their task as the simple and uncomplicated narrative of a finished and by-gone past frequently find themselves quickly transformed into documents and relics of a new past, and of only an antiquarian interest.

He himself, at a later period, could not restrain the most honest outburst of laughter when I made him the confession, here, in Paris, that I had never so much as seen that terribly homicidal journal, the Halle Chronicle; and my full ruddy cheeks, as well as the hearty appetite with which I swallowed oysters, convinced him how little like a corpse I looked. In fact, in those days I was still healthy and sleek, I stood in the zenith of my fat, and was as arrogant as Nebuchadnezzar before his fall.

The body was not lying stretched out like the other dead, but was seated erect on a bench like a living person. There was a crown of gold on the head and a sceptre was held between the hands, which were gloved; but the nails having grown, had pierced through the leather of the gloves. The vault had been solidly walled round with marble and limestone. In order to obtain access, it was necessary to make a breach in the wall. A very strong odour was perceptible at the moment of entering the tomb. Every one quickly bent the knee and testified his respect for the dead.

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