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Four studies in the history of historiography by Herbert Butterfield
Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge
A broadcast version of the four Wiles Trust Lectures delivered before the Queen's University, Belfast, earlier this month.
1—Historians within History
'Our knowledge of the past is seriously affected,' says Professor Butterfield, ' if we learn how that knowledge came into existence and see the part which historical study has played in the story of the human race.' In his first lecture he shows how the demand for a genuine history of historiography arose, in the latter part of the eighteenth century, out of two things : a new view of historical study, and a new consciousness in the historian himself.


Herbert Butterfield

Four Studies in Barotse Law by Max Gluckman
Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Manchester
2-The Case of the Eloping Wife
In these talks Professor Gluckman traces the fundamental importance of the concept of ' the reasonable man through cases he himself attended in Barotse courts in Northern Rhodesia.
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 4)
The Case of the ' Dog-in-the-Manger' Headman: December 3


Max Gluckman

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