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Jean Bodin - Method for the Easy Comprehension of History

Jean Bodin - Method for the Easy Comprehension of History

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Published by Reinhold Hoffmann
In France, Jean Bodin (1530–1596) was noted as a historian for his Methodus ad facilem historiarum cognitionem (1566) (Method for the easy knowledge of history). He wrote, "Of history, that is, the true narration of things, there are three kinds: human, natural and divine". This book was one of the most significant contributions to the ars historica of the period, and distinctively put an emphasis on the role of political knowledge in interpreting historical writings. He pointed out, equally, that the knowledge of historical legal systems could be useful for contemporary legislation.

The Methodus was a successful and influential work on the writing of technical history. It answered by means of detailed historiographical advice the skeptical line on the possibility of historical knowledge advanced by Francesco Patrizzi. It also expanded the view of historical "data" found in earlier humanists, with the immediacy of its concerns for the social side of human life.
In France, Jean Bodin (1530–1596) was noted as a historian for his Methodus ad facilem historiarum cognitionem (1566) (Method for the easy knowledge of history). He wrote, "Of history, that is, the true narration of things, there are three kinds: human, natural and divine". This book was one of the most significant contributions to the ars historica of the period, and distinctively put an emphasis on the role of political knowledge in interpreting historical writings. He pointed out, equally, that the knowledge of historical legal systems could be useful for contemporary legislation.

The Methodus was a successful and influential work on the writing of technical history. It answered by means of detailed historiographical advice the skeptical line on the possibility of historical knowledge advanced by Francesco Patrizzi. It also expanded the view of historical "data" found in earlier humanists, with the immediacy of its concerns for the social side of human life.

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J'r(ethod
for
the
EASY
COMPREHENSION
of
HISTORY
By
JEAN
BODIN
TRANSLATED
BY
BEATRICE
REYNOLDS
w.
W·
NORTON
&
COMPANY
'
INC
.
NewYork
 
COPYRIGHT
1945
BYCOLUMBIAUNIVERSITYPRESS
Firstpublishedinthisedition
1969
b'y
arrangementwithColumbiaUniversityPress
PRINTED
IN
THE
UNITED
STATES
OF
AMERICA
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ITisapleasuretogivethanksto
Mr.
RogerHowson,formerlyLibrarianofColumbiaUniversity,forper-mittingmetoborrowtheeditionsof1583and1595;toDrs.LynnThorndikeandP.O.Kristellerforacriticalreadingofthemanuscript;to
Dr.
A.P.Evans,editorofthe"RecordsofCivilization,"forhiseditoriallabors;tovariouscolleaguesfromwhomIhavesoughtinforma-tion,aswellastothestaffsofthelibrariesofColumbiaandYaleuniversitiesandConnecticutCollege.
BEATRICE
REYNOLDS
New
London,Conn.
January,
1944

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