A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography by Aviezer Tucker

By Aviezer Tucker

The fifty entries during this Companion disguise the most matters within the philosophies of historiography and historical past, together with traditional heritage and the practices of historians.
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Fundamentally flawed questions produce expectable results. As most scholars have finally stopped speaking of “decay” as the characteristic feature of the late Middle Ages, a new picture has emerged. As Euan Cameron has pointed out, the question about “what caused” the Reformation exemplifies the old approach. It assumes that “people wanted the Reformation . . ” He suggests that “in fact it makes it much harder. The Christianity of the later Middle Ages was a supple, flexible, varied entity, adapted to the needs, concerns and tastes .

The Later Lollards 1414–1520. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1965. , Le Confessioni di fede dei Valdesi riformati. Turin: Claudiana, 1975. Williams, G. , The Radical Reformation, 3rd ed. : Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies, 15, 1992. FURTHER READING General histories of heresy are rare. Fortunately, the second edition of M. Lambert, Medieval Heresy, offers an exceptionally thorough and careful introduction. , Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1967) is centered on theology rather than society.

They were complex creatures whose motives, like ours, were not one-dimensional’ ” (Tracy, “Believers,” p. 412). The need for ritual expression and objects, acts of iconoclasm, and responses to such actions are deeply interconnected, and not simply part of a past to be studied. Plus ça change, plus ça reste la même chose. A curious thing happens when scholars begin to look at non-traditional sources as they have done in recent decades – they begin to ask new and different questions. The not-so-surprising result is new answers and further questions.

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