Writing the history of nineteenth-century Europe

Annual Conference 2013 Podcast

By Sir Richard Evans FBA, published 5th June 2013

Keynote Speech from the Historical Association 2013 Annual Conference - Podcast

Sir Richard Evans FBA - Regius Professor of History and President of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge

‘Study problems, not periods', Lord Acton famously advised in his Inaugural Lecture at Cambridge. Centuries in themselves have no historical meaning; the historian writing a survey must choose a period that also constitutes a problem. This lecture argues that the years from 1815 to 1914, the only period in history when Europe dominated the world, are one such period.

Writing the history of 19th-century Europe - Sir Richard Evans FBA

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