« ПредыдущаяПродолжить »
BY H. A. TAINE, D.C.L.
TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH BY H. VAN LAUN,
COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME.
HURST AND COMPANY,
122 NASSAU STREET.
PREFACE TO THE NEW EDITION.
THIS edition of TAINE'S HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURF has bee: carefully revised and compared with the original. All the quotations have been collated and verified anew, and no trouble has been spared to make
it as accurate as possible
For the favorable reception this translation has met with from the presi and the public, I feel much indebted.
EDINBURGH, May 31, 1873
PRINTING AND BOOKBINDING COMPANY,
H. VAN LAUN
Historical documents serve only as a clue to reconstruct the visible individual...
The outer man is only a clue to study the inner, invisible man..........
The state and the actions of the inner and invisible man have their causes in certain
Production of the results of a primordial cause. Common elements. Composition of
eneral problem and future of history. Psychological method. Value of literature.
III Noble instincts in Germany-The individual-The family-The state-Religion
VII Why Latin culture took no hold on the Saxons-Reasons drawn from the Saxon