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Encounters in History - Pieter Geyl

Collins, 1963, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little faded. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “Both as a great historian and a great European, Professor Geyl has never flinched from an encounter. In both capacities he has been the lifelong champion of clear thinking, sound learning and intellectual honesty, ready to take on all comers, however powerful or popular, who threaten or belittle the qualities that nourish and ennoble Western civilisation. It is no coincidence that the man who was sent to Buchenwald for his outspoken opposition to Nazism should be the most formidable living critic of those theories of history, whether Marxist or mystical, which, by their irrational methods or arbitrary premises, deny meaning to the concepts of personal freedom and personal responsibility that sustain the traditions of the West.

Size: 8" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: 448