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Faced by the mountainous heap of the minutiae of knowledge and awed by the watchful severity of his colleagues, the modern historian too often takes refuge in learned articles or narrowly specialized dissertations, small fortresses that are easy to defend from attack.
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Steven Runciman

Sir James Cochran Stevenson Runciman CH (7 July, 1903 - 1 November, 2000), better known as Sir Steven Runciman, was a British mediaeval historian known for his work on the Middle Ages

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