Making History Now and Then: Discoveries, Controversies and Explorations

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This book brings together David Cannadine's most important reflections on how history has been written and made in Britain in the twentieth century. Empire, monarchy, parliament, the economy, culture, heritage and tradition: Cannadine casts his eye over some of the central topics of our age and their treatment by historians down the years, delivering rich insights into the nature and profession of history itself. Most of the essays included here were produced during his decade-long association with the Institute ...

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Overview

This book brings together David Cannadine's most important reflections on how history has been written and made in Britain in the twentieth century. Empire, monarchy, parliament, the economy, culture, heritage and tradition: Cannadine casts his eye over some of the central topics of our age and their treatment by historians down the years, delivering rich insights into the nature and profession of history itself. Most of the essays included here were produced during his decade-long association with the Institute of Historical Research in London and they are framed by his inaugural and valedictory lectures there. The result is a remarkably coherent collection, which demonstrates yet again why Cannadine is one of the most thoughtful, original, incisive and readable historians of our time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230302402
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/22/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID CANNADINE is the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of British History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, and Chairman of the Trustees of the National Portrait Gallery.

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Making History, Now! 1

1 Perspectives: One Hundred Years of History in Britain 19

2 Monarchy: Crowns and Contexts, Thrones and Dominations 39

3 Parliament: Past History, Present History, Future History 59

4 Economy: The Growth and Fluctuations of the Industrial Revolution 83

5 Heritage: The Historic Environment in Historical Perspective 112

6 Tradition: Inventing and Re-Inventing the 'Last Night of the Proms' 135

7 Nation: British Politics, British History and British-ness 171

8 Dominion: Britain's Imperial Past in Canada's Imperial Past 196

9 Empire: Some Anglo-American Ironies and Challenges 214

10 Recessional: Two Historians, the Sixties and Beyond 235

Epilogue: Making History, Then? 274

App On Reviewing and Being Reviewed 298

Acknowledgements 307

Notes 308

Index 380

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