Syracuse University Special Collections, Ranke Library, Leopold von Ranke, history
History | Intellectual History
This article describes the life and collection of the famous historian Leopold von Ranke, whose collection is now housed in the Syracuse University Special Collections. Von Ranke was instrumental in developing what he saw as the most objective form of history possible, adhering to primary sources and straying from moral judgments. The thousands of documents that make up the Ranke Library are an invaluable source for the study of history.
Muir, Edward. "Leopold von Ranke, His Library, and the Shaping of Historical Evidence." The Courier 22.1 (1987): 3-10.