quotes on historiography

Tag: Lynn Hunt

Societies and punishment

All societies experience crime, but punishment reflects the very nature of a polity.

Lynn Hunt, Inventing Human Rights, (W. W. Norton, 2008), 139.

The definitive answer?

It may seem that the past is by definition over, but the past is always changing because historians and the purpose of history are changing too.
Every new age looks for an understanding of its time, and without history it would not have one.

Lynn Hunt, Writing History in the Global Era, (Norton, 2014), 11.

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