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J.B.Bury’s works – 1904

THE PLACE OF MODERN HISTORY IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF KNOWLEDGE

paper presented to the CONGRESS OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
at the UNIVERSAL EXPOSITION of St. LOUIS, 1904

Athena (~470 B.C.)

1906 – 1st edition (front page)

1930 – 1st edition (front page)

published in:

  • Howard J. ROGERS, CONGRESS OF ARTS AND SCIENCE (volume II), Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1906 (pp.243-152)

republished in:

  • Harold TEMPERLEYSELECTED ESSAYS OF J. B. BURY, Cambridge, University Press, 1930 (pp.43-59)

2 copies available:
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poster – Exposition St. Louis 1904

bird eye’s view – Exposition St. Louis 1904


… Political development in the chronicle of a society, or set of societies, is correlated with other developments which are not political; the concrete history of a society is the collective history of all its various activities, all the manifestations of its intellectual, emotional, and material life. We isolate these manifestations for the purpose of analysis, as the physiologist can concentrate his attention on a single organ apart from the rest of the body; but we must not forget that political history out of relation to the whole social development of which it is a part is not less unmeaning than the heart detached from the body. … [p.142]

[John Bagnell Bury – 1904]