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Leopold von Ranke


Leopold von Ranke (1795–1886) was a German historian and professor of history.

He was critical of sources and focused on archival research and analysis of historical documents. This was prominent in his book History of the Latin and Teutonic Peoples from 1494 to 1514, based on a wide variety of sources such as memoirs, government documents and diaries.

Books by Leopold von Ranke

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