Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 211. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2020-08-03 17:51:08+00:00 From: Michael Piotrowski
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 34.208: tracing a quotation -- yielding a result Hi, On 2020-08-03, Paul OShea wrote: > The source of the quotation you are searching for can be located in: > > Barrington Moore, Jr. *Soviet Politics: The Dilemma of Power (1950): The > Role of Ideas in Social Change*. A great find! Just before reading Paul’s answer I had found it in another publication by Moore, five years earlier: Moore, B. (1945). Some Readjustments in Communist Theory: A Note on the Relation between Ideas and Social Change. Journal of the History of Ideas, 6(4), 468-482. https://doi.org/10.2307/2707346 The quote can be found on page 482; in this earlier version it reads: One cannot put the Roman Empire in a test tube, add a little Christianity, and watch whether it declines and falls. The later formulation “and watch whether it rises or falls” clearly makes works better for the metaphor than the Gibbon reference ;-) Cordially -- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Piotrowski Professeur en humanités numériques · Université de Lausanne Co-directeur académique du Centre UNIL-EPFL en humanités numériques ☎ +41 21 692-3039 · Quartier Chamberonne, bât. Anthropole, bureau 3137 OpenPGP public key 0x926877BF1614A044 _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com 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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