The Use and Abuse of History: or How the Past is Taught to Children by Marc FerroThe Use and Abuse of History: or How the Past is Taught to Children by Marc Ferro

The Use and Abuse of History: or How the Past is Taught to Children

byMarc FerroEditorMarc Ferro

Paperback | October 17, 2003

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Use and Abuse of Historyhas become a key text of current historiography; this is a book that poses fundamental and disturbing questions about the use and abuse of history. Engaging and challenging, this book confronts the reader with the many 'histories' that exist and have existed around the world, from the Zulu kingdoms to Communist China.

This title has now been extensively revised by Marc Ferro, a well respected historian, and presents the different narratives that constitute the histories of countries as diverse as India, Iran, Trinidad and the United States makes for fascinating reading in their own right. What makes this book so valuable, though, is what these narratives tell us about the societies which create them ' how much is history distorted in order to condition the minds of those who are taught it?

Use and Abuse of Historyappeals to anyone with a general interested in history.

Marc Ferro (1924-) President of the Association of Research at the 'ole des Hautes 'udes en Sciences Sociales and co-director of the prestigious French reviewAnnales.
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Title:The Use and Abuse of History: or How the Past is Taught to ChildrenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:October 17, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415285925

ISBN - 13:9780415285926

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'Marc Ferro is remarkable in writing history enjoyed both by scholars and by people curious about the world in which they live and its past.' - Natalie Zemon Davis