Each of the essays in this volume, originally published in 1970, touches upon a historical theme which Herbert Butterfield illuminated. It covers a wide range of topics from music and relgion in modern European history to the scientific revolution of the 17th century.
1. Sir Herbert Butterfield as a Historian: An Appreciation Denis Brogan 2. St. Augustine Dom David Knowles 3. Music and Religion in Modern European History H. G. Koenigsberger 4. Ventian Diplomacy before Pavia: From Reality to Myth Felix Gilbert 5. The Statecraft of Olivares J. H. Elliott 6. Time, History and Eschatology in the Thought of Thomas Hobbes J. G. A. Pocock 7. On the Historical Singularity of the Scientific Revolution of the Seventeenth Century A. Rupert Hall 8. History and Reform in the Middle of the Eighteenth Century Franco Venturi 9. The Duke of Newcastle and the Origins of the Diplomatic Revolution D. B. Horn 10. Cavour and the Tuscan Revolution of 1859 Denis Mack Smith 11. Bibliography of Sir Herbert Butterfield’s Writings (to 1968)