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In Defense of History / Edition 1
     

In Defense of History / Edition 1

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by Richard J. Evans
 

ISBN-10: 0393046877

ISBN-13: 9780393046878

Pub. Date: 12/15/1998

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Following in the steps of E.H. Carr's classic What Is History?, Richard J. 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

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Following in the steps of E.H. Carr's classic What Is History?, Richard J. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393046878
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/15/1998
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.43(w) x 9.51(h) x 1.18(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Preface to the American Editionxi
Introduction1
1.The History of History13
2.History, Science, and Morality39
3.Historians and Their Facts65
4.Sources and Discourses89
5.Causation in History111
6.Society and the Individual139
7.Knowledge and Power165
8.Objectivity and Its Limits193
Notes221
Further Reading253
Index273

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