J. H. Hexter Historian

Jack H. Hexter (May 25, 1910–December 8, 1996) was an American historian, a specialist in Tudor and seventeenth century British history, and well known for his comments on historiography. Hexter was born in Memphis, Tennessee and was awarded a BA by the University of Cincinnati in 1931. He received his MA (1933) and PhD (1937) from Harvard University. His research interests encompassed both political and intellectual history, as witnessed by his first two books, one a history of the parliamentary conflict leading up to the Civil War, and the other a nuanced textual interpretation of Thomas More's Utopia. Hexter's scholarly reputation probably owes as much to his historiographical critiques as to his body of research. He is noted for his distinction between "splitters" and "lumpers" of historical material, and his 1975 attack on Christopher Hill (as a "lumper" of selectively read sources). More to Hexter's fancy was the "splitter" who saw his responsibility to the full range of particulars and the ambiguity of historical sources.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 25th, 1910
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
December 8th, 1996 at age of 86

Education

1. University of Cincinnati Colleges/University

The University of Cincinnati (commonly referred to as Cincinnati or UC) is a comprehensive public research university in Cincinnati, in the U.S. state of Ohio, and a part of the University System of Ohio.

Endowment
2013. 1.05 bil. $
2011. 1 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1819
Headquarters
2600 Clifton Ave., 45221 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Undergraduates
2013. 31,983
2010. 22,449
2009. 21,884
Postgraduates
2013. 10,673
2010. 9,834
Acceptance rate
2012. 67.1 %
2010. 65.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 10.8 K $
2011. 10.4 K $
2010. 10.1 K $
2009. 9.4 K $
2008. 9.4 K $
Official web page www.uc.edu
Wikipedia article
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Cincinnati connected by profession and/or age

b. 1914., Historian
b. 1945., Historian
b. 1909., Actor
b. 1911., Military Person
b. 1908., Writer
b. 1914., Physicist
b. 1908., Politician
b. 1907., Writer

2. Harvard University Colleges/University

- PhD / History

Harvard University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation (officially The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country. Harvard's history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Institution info

Type University
Endowment
2013. 32.7 bil. $
2012. 30.7 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
September 8th, 1636
Headquarters
Massachusetts Hall, 02138 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Undergraduates
2012. 10,564
2010. 10,265
2009. 10,200
Postgraduates
2012. 17,583
2010. 17,329
Acceptance rate
2014. 5.9 %
2013. 5.8 %
2012. 5.9 %
2011. 6.2 %
2010. 6.9 %
Local tuition
2013. 42.3 K $
2012. 40 K $
2011. 39.9 K $
2010. 35 K $
Official web page www.harvard.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Harvard University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1914., Historian
b. 1910., Historian
b. 1908., Historian
b. 1913., Historian
b. 1913., Historian
b. 1910., Historian
b. 1905., Historian
b. 1915., Historian

Employments

Company Founded Positions
Yale University
1701
Official site
Other people associated with Yale University
Writer
Academic
Dancer
Washington University in St. Louis
1853
Official site
Other people associated with Washington University in St. Louis
Organization leader
Economist
Biologist

Written work

1.The reign of King Pym

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1941. by Harvard University Press at London (245 pages)

2.Reappraisals in history

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1961. at London
1979. by University of Chicago Press at Chicago (278 pages)

3.The Judaeo Christian tradition

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1966. by Harper & Row at New York City (114 pages)
1995. by Yale University Press at New Haven (118 pages)

4.The history primer

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1971. by Basic Books at New York City (297 pages)
1972. by Allen Lane at London (399 pages)

5.On historians

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1979. by Harvard University Press at Cambridge (310 pages)

Awards won

1942 Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
British History
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Humanities

Wikipedia

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