Metahistory is something more than a study of philosophies of history (although it is that too, and no doubt the most important work in the field since Collingwood): it is also a methodological manifesto, a more sustained argument for a deep-figural hermeneutic than has been worked out anywhere before now.
This is a daring, ingenious... tour de force. White has produced a profoundly original 'critique of historical reason.'.
(American Historical Review
A book that will simply have to be reckoned with by all historians who have the slightest interest in the genesis and forms of historical narrative.
(Journal of Modern History