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The triumphalist narratives around Enlightenment and secularisation (made familiar in our own time by the work of such students of the period as Peter Gay, Jonathan Israel, and Anthony Pagden), were not at all to Meinecke’s taste; religion for him remained a central fact about what it was to be human, and how it was that humans lived together imaginatively and aesthetically. Attracted to Enlightenment thought though he was, especially as instanced intellectual history and historismus in post‐war england 23 in the imaginative genius of Vico, Meinecke expressed a preference for two thinkers whom he described as English pre‐Romantics, Adam Ferguson and Edmund Burke (the first actually Scottish, the latter Irish).
Dehio, 1952). It would fall to Dehio to mark the passing of Meinecke in the Historische Zeitschrift in 1954; two years earlier, in a special number of the journal marking the great intellectual history and historismus in post‐war england 27 istorian’s ninetieth birthday, Walter Goetz had offered a judicious appraisal of his life h and personality, concluding that he offered a model (‘Vorbild’) for all German historians to follow (Dehio, 1954; Goetz, 1952). Meinecke’s post‐war writings had guaranteed a place for him in the German historical pantheon he had himself celebrated in Die Entstehung des historismus; but, in the terms of his final lecture, Meinecke realised that he carried with him more of Ranke than of Burckhardt.