One of my favorite quotes that I really love by Robinson is “History is doubtless ‘an orchard bearing several trees and fruits of different tastes.’ It may please our fancy, gratify our serious or idle curiosity, test our memories, and, as Bolingbroke says, contribute to ‘a creditable kind of ignorance'” (Varieties of History, 261). ~~Nikolay Zherebnenkov


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  1. This quote is very insightful and truthful about the study of histories, that they come in so many different types and categories. Historians really have a range of specialties one can focus on.

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