Contesting History: Narratives of Public History

Contesting History: Narratives of Public History

by Jeremy Black

NOOK Book(eBook)

$27.99 $29.65 Save 6% Current price is $27.99, Original price is $29.65. You Save 6%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details

Overview

Contesting History is an authoritative guide to the positive and negative applications of the past in the public arena and what this signifies for the meaning of history more widely. Using a global, non-Western model, Jeremy Black examines the employment of history by the state, the media, the national collective memory and others and considers its fundamental significance in how we understand the past.

Moving from public life pre-1400 to the struggle of ideologies in the 20th century and contemporary efforts to find meaning in historical narratives, Jeremy Black incorporates a great deal of original material on governmental, social and commercial influences on the public use of history. This includes a host of in-depth case studies from different periods of history around the world, and coverage of public history in a wider range of media, including TV and film. Readers are guided through this material by an expansive introduction, section headings, chapter conclusions and a selected further reading list. Written with eminent clarity and breadth of knowledge, Contesting History is a key text for all students of public history and anyone keen to know more about the nature of history as a discipline and concept.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472519535
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 03/13/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 447 KB

About the Author

Jeremy Black MBE is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA.
Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA.

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA. His books include War: A Short History (2010), The War of 1812 (2009) and The Great War and the Making of the Modern World (2009).

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue: The National Museum of Malaysia
1. Introduction
2. The State, the Private Sector, and Academe
3. The Public Life of the Past to 1400
4. Historicising New Beginnings, 1400-1650
5. 'Ancien Regime' and 'Enlightenment', 1650-1775
6. History in an Age of Revolutions, 1775-1815
7. The Nineteenth Century: Nationalism and Public Education
8. The Twentieth Century: The Struggle of Ideologies
9. Post 1990: Searching for Meaning
10. Post 1990: History Wars
11. Into the Future
12. Conclusions
13. Postscript
Selected Further Reading
Index

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Contesting History: Narratives of Public History 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry but i dont lie your messed up