17049. William L. Langer (1896-1977) and His Contribution to the Field of History.
This paper discusses Langerís life, the phases of his career as a historian, and how he expanded the scope of historical inquiry. Also discusses Langerís influential use of high standards in research and writing, and his controversial views on the use of psychotherapeutic techniques in historical analysis. Keywords: Langer historians historical analysis techniques. 16 pages; 31 footnotes; 10 bibliographic sources.
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