Clio Among The Muses: Essays On History And The Humanities
History helps us understand change, provides clues to our own identity, and hones our moral sense. But history is not a stand-alone discipline. Indeed, its own history is incomplete without recognition of its debt to its companions in the humane and social sciences. In Clio among the Muses, noted historiographer Peter Charles Hoffer relates the story of this remarkable collaboration. Hoffer traces...
Hardcover: 196 pages
Publisher: NYU Press (December 9, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
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“The title refers to Clio who, in Greek mythology is the muse of history and, like all the other Muses, she is a daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Mnemosyne. All of the Muses were considered to be the best practitioners of their fields, and any mortal...”
history’s complicated partnership with its coordinate disciplines of religion, philosophy, the social sciences, literature, biography, policy studies, and law. As in ancient days, when Clio was preeminent among the other eight muses, so today, the author argues that history can and should claim pride of place in the study of past human action and thought.