Jill Lepore Quote: “Theories of history used to be…”

Theories of history used to be supernatural: the divine ruled time; the hand of God, a special providence, lay behind the fall of each sparrow. If the present differed from the past, it was usually worse: supernatural theories of history tend to involve decline, a fall from grace, the loss of God’s favor, corruption.

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Name: Jill Lepore
Profession: Historian
Nationality: American
Born: 1966
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