The Historical Work of Pieter Geyl

  title={The Historical Work of Pieter Geyl},
  author={Herbert Harvey Rowen},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={35 - 49}
  • H. H. Rowen
  • Published 1 March 1965
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
TT Is not often that a historian writing in a "minor" language about a "minor" country attains world fame. If he is dependent upon the availability and the sometimes dubious competence of translators, he begins with at least one disadvantage. Probably an even greater handicap is that historians usually focus their attention on the "major" countries -but has anyone yet shown that size and significance are always in direct proportion? Yet, for all that "Holland is such a small country" (as the… 
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