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In five essays, including three on historiography, one of the great 20th-century minds in English political thought explores themes central to the human experience: the nature of history, the rule of law, and the quest for power that is intrinsic to the human condition. Michael Oakeshott believed, as Timothy Fuller observes, that the historian's effort to understand the past without ulterior motive is the effort which distinguishes the historian as historian from all who examine the past for any guidance they expect it to ...

On History and Other Essays 1999, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN

ISBN-13: 9780865972674

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On History and Other Essays 1983, Barnes & Noble

ISBN-13: 9780389203551