6. Benedetto Croce has often been quoted as writing, "All history is
contemporary history." What he did write is: "The practical requirements
which underlie every historical judgment give to all history the character
of 'contemporary history' because, however remote in time events there
recounted may seem to be, the history in reality refers to present needs and
present situations wherein those events vibrate." History as the Story of
Liberty, p. 19
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> All history is contemporary history, says Benedetto Croce in History as
> the Story of Liberty: "However remote in time events may seem to be, every
> historical judgment refers to present needs and situations. "That is why
> history has to be written and rewritten from one generation to another.
> The act of composition can never end. (160-61)
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> From: "Peter Montgomery" <[log in to unmask]>
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>> Anyone familiar with the exact source of this quote I
>> found attributed toBenedetto Croce:
>> "All history is contemporary history."
>> Sounds vaguely familiar. :)
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