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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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 8:23 PM
Subject: "All history is contemporary history"
> 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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