In Defence of History

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Granta Books, 1997 - Historiefilosofi - 307 pages
This volume combines argument about the nature of history with case studies of how good history is written and researched. Richard Evans is the author of Death in Hamburg (winner of the Wolfson Literary Award for History) and Rituals of Retribution.

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A lucid, muscular, and often sly reflection on the nature of historical knowledge by an experienced practicing historian. It is difficult to imagine a stronger or more convincing case than Evans's for ... Read full review

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Evans (history, Cambridge Univ.) defends traditional history against the onslaught of postmodernist theories, which hold that ultimate historical truth is not only unattainable but does not exist. In ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The History of History
15
History Science and Morality
45
Historians and their Facts
75
Sources and Discourses
103
Causation in History
129
Society and the Individual
161
Knowledge and Power
191
Objectivity and its Limits
224
Notes
254
Further Reading
284
Index
302
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