Frasi di Herbert Butterfield
Data di nascita: 7. Ottobre 1900
Data di morte: 20. Luglio 1979
Herbert Butterfield è stato uno storico e filosofo britannico.
La sua opera più conosciuta è The Whig Interpretation of History .
Frasi Herbert Butterfield
„History is not the study of origins; rather it is the analysis of all the mediations by which the past was turned into our present.“
— Herbert Butterfield, The Whig Interpretation of History
„While there is battle and hatred men have eyes for nothing save the fact that the enemy is the cause of all the troubles; but long, long afterwards, when all passion has been spent, the historian often sees that it was a conflict between one half-right that was perhaps too proud; and behind even this he discerns that it was a terrible predicament, which had the effect of putting men so at cross-purposes with one another.“
— Herbert Butterfield, History and Human Relations