IN THE REVIEW

The Not-So-New Men

Parliaments and English Politics 1621-1629

by Conrad Russell
In 1976, the English historian Conrad Russell published an article, “Parliamentary History in Perspective: 1604-1629.” Russell’s main views on that history diverge sharply from those of every specialist for the past century, and if he is right, then the interpretations of other historians of the years between 1560 and 1660 …

The One That Got Away

The Foundation of Historical Knowledge

by Morton White

Analytical Philosophy of History

by Arthur C. Danto
For twenty-five years, ever since Professor Carl Hempel wrote The Function of General Laws in History, analytical philosophers have been fiddling around with history: At first they proceeded boldly and then with growing nervousness, as if, despite a fairly brave front maintained for public purposes, they had become increasingly conscious …