Leopold Von Ranke Quotes

Leopold Von Ranke Quotes: To history has been assigned the office of judging the past, of instructing the present for the benefit of future ages. To such high offices this work does not aspire. It wants only to show what actually [essentially?] happened (wie es eigentlich gewesen).
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Leopold Von Ranke Quote: It is striking how history, when resting on the memory of men, always touches the bounds of mythology.
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