In Defense of History

In Defense of History

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
A follow-up to What is History? presents the different ways in which history is explored, researched, documented, and proven through various tests and intense investigations.

Norton Pub
A master practitioner gives us an entertaining and instructive tour of the historian's workshop and, along the way, a spirited defense of the search for historical truth. E.H. Carr's What Is History?, a classic introduction to the field that has held sway for a generation, may now give way to a worthy successor. In his compact, spirited survey, Richard Evans shows us how historians manage to extract meaning from the recalcitrant past. To materials that are frustratingly meager, or overwhelmingly profuse, they bring an array of tools that range from agreed-upon rules of documentation and powerful computer models to the skilled investigator's sudden insight, all employed with the aim of reconstructing a verifiable, usable past.

Book News
Evans (modern history, Cambridge U.) addresses postmodernist proclamations that history is complacent, endangered, or dead. He describes history as a distinctive type of knowledge, elaborating its processes and boundaries and reassessing standard views on historiography. This edition is modified for an American readership. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Presents the different ways in which history is explored, researched, documented, and proven through various tests and intense investigations

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c1999
Edition: Rev. American ed
ISBN: 9780393046878
0393046877
Characteristics: 287 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Evans, Richard J. In defense of history

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