Judgments on History and Historians

By Jacob Burckhardt
Translated by Harry Zohn
Foreword by Alberto R. Coll


Renowned for his Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy and Reflections on History, Jacob Burckhardt (1818–1897) has well been described as “the most civilized historian of the nineteenth century.” Judgments on History and Historians consists of records collected by Emil Dürr from Burckhardt’s lecture notes for history courses at the University of Basel from 1865 to 1885. The 149 brief sections span five eras: Antiquity, the Middle Ages, History from 1450 to 1598, the History of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, and the Age of Revolution.


Mar 1999 | 6 x 9 | 314 Pages

Foreword, translator's preface, index.


978-0-86597-206-3 Hardcover