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Lectures on Modern History By John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton,

  • Title: Lectures on Modern History
  • Author: John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
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  • Page: 191
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  • Sir John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron Acton, KCVO 1834 1902 , commonly known as simply Lord Acton, was an English historian, the only son of Sir Ferdinand Dalberg Acton, 7th Baronet and grandson of the Neapolitan admiral, Sir John Acton, 6th Baronet He was a master of the principal foreign languages and began at an early age to collect a magnificent historicalSir John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron Acton, KCVO 1834 1902 , commonly known as simply Lord Acton, was an English historian, the only son of Sir Ferdinand Dalberg Acton, 7th Baronet and grandson of the Neapolitan admiral, Sir John Acton, 6th Baronet He was a master of the principal foreign languages and began at an early age to collect a magnificent historical library, with the object which, however, he never realized of writing a great History of Liberty In politics, he was always an ardent Liberal Acton took a great interest in America, considering its Federal structure the perfect guarantor of individual liberties Acton became the editor of the Roman Catholic monthly paper, The Rambler, in 1859, on John Henry later Cardinal Newman s retirement from the editorship In 1862, he merged this periodical into the Home and Foreign Review His works include A Lecture on the Study of History 1895 , The Life of Mandell Creighton 1904 , Lectures on Modern History 1906 , Historical Essays and Studies 1907 , The History of Freedom and Other Essays 1907 and Lectures on the French Revolution 1910.
    Lectures on Modern History Sir John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton st Baron Acton KCVO commonly known as simply Lord Acton was an English historian the only son of Sir Ferdinand Dalberg Acton th Baronet and gra

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    1. There is probably good history in this book than you will find in all of the required history texts you had from sixth grade through college Written for people who care about history that matters and not as a validation or condemnation of transient fads Lord Acton was one of the last in line of a few centuries of great English and French historians who were truly in love with history, the likes of which are unfathomable any Four hundred years of the development of the Western world should read [...]

    2. A great summary of Acton s most interesting ideas on, for his time, recent events Especially the part on Peter s Russia was extraordinary Most of all, an interesting way to grasp the nineteenth century idea of different concepts, like modern history, civilisation, liberty and Europe Acton was a cosmopolitan, a Napels born Englishman with Bavarian roots but most of all, a Catholic Briton Acton was perhaps one of the most European Britons but his lectures also painfully examines that a Brexit was [...]

    3. Lectures on Modern History is a series of lectures Lord Acton delivered as a history professor at Cambridge Each one concentrates on a particular event, time period, or influential person in European history from the 1400 s through the 1700 s Reading this book is like going to class to the kind of professor whose every sentence contains valuable information, insight, and how the ideas of the time period being discussed relates to events and people that came before and after, so that you can bare [...]

    4. Lord Acton s commentary on world history 1500 1785 Some very bright insights, but as many dubious ones Whig History in both literal and pejorative senses of the term.

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