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J.H. Elliott
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History in the Making

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  3 reviews
From the vantage point of nearly sixty years devoted to research and the writing of history, J. H. Elliott steps back from his work to consider the progress of historical scholarship. From his own experiences as a historian of Spain, Europe, and the Americas, he provides a deft and sharp analysis of the work that historians do and how the field has changed since the 1950s. ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published September 14th 2012 by Yale University Press
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Simon Mcleish
I felt this book should have been a lot more interesting than it turned out to be. It's a combination of autobiography and an analysis of the development of methods in academic history during the career of an influential historian at a time of great change in the subject. Elliott had interesting episodes in his life, including time spent in Franco's Spain as a young man, rather naively researching matters which turned out to be politically contentious in the archives of the seventeenth century m ...more
Nino Vallen
Having read most of Elliott's magnificent historical legacy, I was really curious to learn more about the historian and the person behind these works. History in the Making certainly provided me with some insights, but it could not always convince me entirely. Of the six chapters, I found the first two the most interesting. This is mainly because it was the chapter that appears the most personal, as it treats about Elliott's time as a student in Spain, and because of the themes it discusses. But ...more
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Sir John Huxtable Elliott, FBA, who normally publishes as J. H. Elliott, is a historian of sixteenth and seventeenth century Europe specialising in Spanish history.
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