In Defence of History by Richard J. EvansIn Defence of History by Richard J. Evans

In Defence of History

byRichard J. Evans

Paperback | January 18, 2001

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In this volume, English historian Richard Evans offers a defence of the importance of his craft. At a time of deep scepticism about our ability to learn anything from the past, even to recapture any serious sense of past cultures and ways of life, Evans shows us why history is both possible and necessary. His demolition of the wilder claims of postmodern historians, who deny the possibility of any realistic grasp of history, seeks to be witty and well balanced. He takes us into the historians' workshop to show us just how good history gets written, and explains the deadly political dangers of losing a historical perspective on the way we live our lives. This new edition contains an extensive afterword by the author.
RICHARD EVANS is Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He previously taught at the University of East Anglia and Birkbeck College, University of London. Among his many books are the landmark studies Death in Hamburg, which won the Wolfson Literary Award for History a...
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Title:In Defence of HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.8 × 7.92 × 1.01 inPublished:January 18, 2001Publisher:Granta PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1862073953

ISBN - 13:9781862073951

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