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John L. Clive
Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)

Classics of Modern Historical Writing and their Authors

To write a book about some of the elements that went into the making of ten classics of modern historical writing, literary artistry, the social and intellectual environment of the historians, and the changing nature of the problems they set themselves to solve. Gibbon, Carlyle, Michelet, Macauley, Ranke, Tocqueville, Marx, Parkman, Burckhardt, and Adams will be considered as masters of their craft, but also as personalities, men of letters, prophets, teachers and moralists.

Project fields:
British History

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1977 – 6/30/1978