What Is History / Edition 2

What Is History / Edition 2

by E H Carr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0140135847

ISBN-13: 2900140135847

Pub. Date: 02/05/1991

Publisher: Penguin UK

Who is to say how things really were? In formulating a modern answer to the question 'What is History?' Professor Carr shows that the 'facts' of history are simply those which historians have selected for scrutiny. Millions have crossed the Rubicon, but the historians tell us that only Caesar's crossing was significant. All historical facts come to us as a result

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Who is to say how things really were? In formulating a modern answer to the question 'What is History?' Professor Carr shows that the 'facts' of history are simply those which historians have selected for scrutiny. Millions have crossed the Rubicon, but the historians tell us that only Caesar's crossing was significant. All historical facts come to us as a result of interpretative choices by historians influenced by the standards of their age. Yet if absolute objectivity is impossible, the role of the historian need in no way suffer; nor does history lose its fascination. This edition includes new material which presents the major conclusions of Professor Carr's notes for the second edition and a new preface by the author, in which he calls for ‘a saner and more balanced outlook on the future'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900140135847
Publisher:
Penguin UK
Publication date:
02/05/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208

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