THE GREATEST HISTORIAN?Clio, Muse of History
Rare question post....
Who might the greatest historian be ? A great dead white male like Herodotus
? A modern like Frederick Jackson Turner
, Charles Beard
or Richard Hofstadter
? A " popular" historian like Stephen Ambrose
, Howard Zinn
or David McCullough
? Venerable and prolific men of letters like Bernard Lewis
, C. Vann Woodward
or Robert Conquest
? A non-Westerner like Ibn Khaldun
Who has most influenced us in terms of what we think history is, and should be ?