History

History

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by John H. Arnold
     
 

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Do historians reconstruct the truth—or simply tell stories? Professor John Arnold suggests they do both, and that it’s the balance between the two that matters. In a work of metahistory (the study of history itself), he takes us from the fabulous tales of Greek Herodotus to the varied approaches of modern-day professionals. Through fascinating and

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Do historians reconstruct the truth—or simply tell stories? Professor John Arnold suggests they do both, and that it’s the balance between the two that matters. In a work of metahistory (the study of history itself), he takes us from the fabulous tales of Greek Herodotus to the varied approaches of modern-day professionals. Through fascinating and particular examples—including a medieval murderer, 17th-century colonist, and ex-slave—Dr. Arnold illuminates our relationship to the past by making us aware of how the very nature of "history” has changed.

 

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ISBN-13:
9781402768927
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Series:
A Brief Insight Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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