Why History?

September 9, 1999|
Why History? by Keith Jenkins
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Why Historyis an introduction to the issue of history and ethics. Designed to provoke discussion, the book asks whether a good knowledge and understanding of the past is a good thing to have and if so, why. In the context of postmodern times,Why Historysuggests that the goal of 'learning lessons from the past' is actually learning lessons from stories written by historians and others. If the past as history has no foundation, can anything ethical be gained from history?
Why Historypresents liberating challenges to history and ethics, proposing that we have reached an emancipatory moment which is well beyond the 'end of history'.
Title:Why History?
Product dimensions:248 pages, 8.5 X 5.44 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:248 pages, 8.5 X 5.44 X 0.9 in
Published:September 9, 1999
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780415206327

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