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Eelco Runia: Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace and the Theory of History

Jan 8th, 2015 | By
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Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel War and Peace provides not only a comprehensive account of the events that took part during the Napoleonic wars, it is also a place where Tolstoy intensely reflects on the way historicists deal with history. Eelco Runia traces the paths of both the novel’s structure and Tolstoy’s argumentation in order to

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