The Principles of Historical Evidence Considered in Their Bearing on the History of Remote Times : The Arnold Prize Essay for 1868 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Principles of Historical Evidence Considered in Their Bearing on the History of Remote Times: The Arnold Prize Essay for 1868 When obscure, corrupt, or ill-authenticated. In the latter case, the evidence may be supplemented by historical analogies; Which must be held legitimate ground 'for positive reasoning, without any assumption that all history is reducible to physical laws. But the field of material is narrowed by the rarity of true historical analogies. Degeneracy of the Niebuhrian deductive school into arbitrary word-splitting. Uncritical use of authorities, groundless plays on numbers, and the like, Rise of the school of interpretation of comparative mythology: uncertainty of the range of its application. Inadequacy and inappropriateness of either a priora' method, when pursued singly and not in conjunction with the critical examination of evidence. Four classes of evidence for remote or uncertain history - oral tradition, monuments and inscriptions, fragments of ancient literature, and later compilations. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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