Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 205. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2020-08-01 10:26:08+00:00 From: Manfred Thaller
Subject: Tracing a quote? Dear Humanists, Some twenty or thirty years ago I came across a quotation which fascinated me very much, but where unfortunately I did not write down the source. (Or indeed the quote verbatim.) Presumably a British historian at the start of the previous century (in any case before World War I) formulated something very close to: The problem of a historian, compared to a scientist, is "that it is very hard to put a small piece of the Roman Empire into a test tube, add some Christianity and watch whether it dissolves". I'd be extraordinarily grateful, if somebody could point me to the author of that statement. Best regards, Manfred -- Prof. em. Dr. Manfred Thaller Zuletzt Universität zu Köln / Formerly University at Cologne _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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