- Title Pages
- Introduction Rethinking Historical Distance: From Doctrine to Heuristic
Part OneCirca 1500: Machiavelli in the Florentine Tradition
1Machiavelli Between History and Chronicle
2A Study in Contrasts
Part TwoCirca 1800: History and Its Genres in the Long Eighteenth Century
3“The Most Illustrious Philosopher and Historian of the Age”
4“What Sympathy then Touches Every Human Heart!”
5Nine Hundred Scottish Ministers Write the History of Everyday Life
6Past and Present
7“The Very Web and Texture of Society as it Really Exists”
8“Atopic that History Will Proudly Record”; or, What is the “History” in History Painting?
Part ThreeCirca 1968: Sentimental Histories
9On the Advantage and Disadvantage of Sentimental History for Life
10Alternative Histories in the Public Realm
- Epilogue My Lai and Moral Luck; or, 'Tis Forty Years Since
- On Historical Distance
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