Peter Burke Quotes
“Trotski describió en una ocasión a los perdedores como los consignados «al cubo de la basura de la historia» y no es un dato desdeñable que las ediciones sucesivas de la Bolshaya sovietskaya entsiklopediya (Gran Enciclopedia soviética) omitiera a personas, ideas y cosas que el Partido Comunista consideraba políticamente incorrectas, especialmente Trotski después de su ruptura con Stalin.”
- Date of birth: August 16, 1937
- Born: in London, The United Kingdom.
- Description: PETER BURKE (born 1937) is a British historian and professor. He was educated by the Jesuits and at St John's College, Oxford, and was a doctoral candidate at St Antony's College. From 1962 to 1979, he was part of the School of European Studies at Sussex University, before moving to the University of Cambridge, where he holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Cultural History and Fellow of Emmanuel College. Burke is celebrated as a historian not only of the early modern era, but one who emphasizes the relevance of social and cultural history to modern issues. He is married to Brazilian historian Maria Lúcia Garcia Pallares-Burke.