Monday, March 09, 2015

 

Quotable: Seeing Events

The most difficult thing in the world in connection with history, and the rarest of achievement, is the seeing of events as contemporaries saw them, instead of seeing them through the distorting medium of our later knowledge.

Source: Hilaire Belloc. The Great Heresies (Manassas,VA: Trinity Communications, 1987) p. 127 as quoted in Steve Weidenkopf, The Glory of the Crusades (El Cajon, CA: Catholic Answers Pr., 2014) p. 27.

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