What Is History?

What Is History?

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ISBN-13: 9780394703916
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1967
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 380,018
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Edward Hallett Carr was an English diplomat, historian, writer, journalist, and international relations theorist. He opposed empiricism within historiography. He was best known for his fourteen-volume history of the Soviet Union and his rejection of traditional historical methods and practices. He died in 1982 at the age of ninety.

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What Is History? 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
LynnB on LibraryThing 1 days ago
This is a philosophical look at history and historians. The book is based on a series of lectures, so it has an easy to read style.Mr. Carr raises some interesting points about objectivity in historical writings, the nature of facts vs. truth and the links between the past and the future.
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