History And The Media by D. CannadineHistory And The Media by D. Cannadine

History And The Media

byD. CannadineEditorDavid

Paperback | June 18, 2004

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This book examines the boom in history, in television and film, newspapers and radio and the constraints and opportunities it offers. Leading historians and broadcasters, such as Melvyn Bragg, Simon Schama and David Puttnam, draw on their personal experiences to explore the problems and highlights of representing history in the media.
MELVYN BRAGG Novelist and Broadcaster TAYLOR DOWNING Writer and Independent Television Producer MAX HASTINGS Writer and Historian TRISTRAM HUNT Writer and Historian, Queen Mary College, University of London, UK JEREMY ISAACS Independent Television Producer IAN KERSHAW Professor of Modern History, University of Sheffield, UK DAVID...
Title:History And The MediaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:175 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.43 inPublished:June 18, 2004Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230517803

ISBN - 13:9780230517806


Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors Introduction; D.Cannadine Bringing the Past to the Small Screen; T.Downing Television and the Trouble with History; S.Schama All Our Yesterdays; J.Isaacs Why is so much Television History about War?; R.Smither The Adventure of Making 'The Adventure of English'; M.Bragg How Does Television Enhance History?; T.Hunt Hacks and Scholars: Allies of a Kind; M.Hastings The Past on the Box: Strengths and Weaknesses; I.Kershaw A Deep and Continuing Use of History; J.Tusa Writing the History of Broadcasting; J.Seaton Has Hollywood Stolen Our History?; D.Puttnam Index

Editorial Reviews

'This book brings us the thoughts of Ian Kershaw, Tristram Hunt, Melvyn Bragg, Simon Schama, John Tusa, Jeremy Isaacs and others, in pieces that build up into a surprisingly penetrating look at what history can do for the media, and - this is the surprising bit - what the broadcast media can do for history...History made and in the making, and the time-loops it both creates and follows, prove endlessly fascinating in these writings. There is something here that will make anyone think more deeply about the interaction between a new and apparently instant medium and an old and apparently time-enhanced discipline. It is unlikely, after this, that anyone can continue to accuse the best of TV history of being nothing byt a pageant of kings and queens.' - Financial Times Magazine'interesting and illuminating essays on diverse aspects of this recent cultural and intellectual revolution [the flourishing of history in the media]. - The Sunday Telegraph'Simon Schama and Jeremy Isaacs offer particularly eloquent apologia for the sort of period dramatics that have happened on television' - The Spectator