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Conceptions of distance are foundational to historical thought but Mark Salber Phillips gives the idea new subtlety and meaning. He argues that distance is a matter not just of time and space but also of form affect ideology and understanding. In this exceptionally wide-ranging study Phillips examines Renaissance Enlightenment and contemporary histories as well as a broad spectrum of historical genres-including local history literary history counter-factual fiction history painting and museology. 'On Historical Distance is a fascinating and very important book that should be read by all historians. Beautifully written in elegant economical and engaging prose the book wears its considerable learning very lightly. A deeply original challenging and thought-provoking study of the evolving history of history by one of our leading historians of historiography this book should provoke a lively debate among historians and should be assigned as essential reading for classes on historical methods and historiography.'-John Marshall John Hopkins University