Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Storia e cronaca

"'Storia non contemporanea', 'storia passata', sarebbe invece quella che trova già innanzi a sé una storia formata, e che nasce perciò come critica di essa storia, non importa di millenni o remota di un'ora appena." -- Benedetto Croce, Teoria e storia della storiografia, p. 13

"'Non-contemporary history', 'past history', would be instead when one finds already formed before one a story, and therefore it arises as a critique of that story, no matter if it is a millennium or just an hour in the past."

In this Croce agrees with Collingwood: It is not the temporal distance that is important for doing real history, but the critical distance.

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