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The historian as moralist

Joel Hurstfield

The historian as moralist

reflections on the study of Tudor England

by Joel Hurstfield

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Published by Athlone Press in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain,
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • Didactic literature, English -- History and criticism.,
    • Historians.,
    • Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603 -- Historiography.,
    • England -- Civilization -- 16th century -- Historiography.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Joel Hurstfield.
      SeriesThe John Coffin memorial lecture ;, 1974
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA316 .H87
      The Physical Object
      Pagination37 p. ;
      Number of Pages37
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4930152M
      ISBN 100485162091
      LC Control Number76356829
      OCLC/WorldCa2137462

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