Review of Jacob Burckhardt’s Judgments on History and Historians

By |2017-06-16T12:16:59-05:00August 19th, 2010|Tags: |

Judgments on History and Historians, by Jacob Burckhardt Judgments on History and Historians is a collection of the author’s lecture notes for a history course he taught between 1865 and 1885. First appearing in German in the 1920s under the title Historische Fragmente (Historical Fragments), it was published in English in 1959. This edition [...]

Review of Jacob Burckhardt’s The Greeks & Greek Civilization

By |2017-06-16T11:53:41-05:00August 15th, 2010|Tags: |

The Greeks and Greek Civilization, by Jacob Burckhardt Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1897), a professor of history at the University of Basel, Switzerland, was one of the great scholars and thinkers of the last century. He is remembered principally for two works which have achieved renown: The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, which Lord Acton [...]