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On the Future of History: The Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath (Hardback)
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On the Future of History: The Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath (Hardback)

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Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 02/10/2003
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Answering questions on the history of postmodernity, Ernst Breisach provides a comprehensive overview of postmodernism and its complex relationship to history and historiography.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226072791
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 468 g
Dimensions: 235 x 162 x 19 mm


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"On the Future of History is an intelligent and extremely interesting book. . . . Breisach recognises that what the poststructuralists sought to challenge was not history in the academic sense; and that the rejection of academic history's truth claims are but one battle in the epistemological war . . . steeped as he is in the historical intersections between intellectual endeavour and political praxis, Breisach shows that these wider thoughts about the past and the future have a key bearing on the present. . . .On the Future of History is written clearly and often elegantly. . . . For those who have done some reading in the area, it provides a magnificently lucid guide to the currents of thought. Admirably, there is absolutely no sound of grinding axes nor of the ill-informed pontificating adopted by other historians who have attempted to defend history from its apparent foes. One is treated to a diligent reading of the works discussed, placed in a wider intellectual landscape. It is a demanding read, but for the right reason."--John Arnold "Times Higher Education Supplement "

"On the Future of History is an intelligent and extremely interesting book. . . . Breisach recognises that what the poststructuralists sought to challenge was not history in the academic sense; and that the rejection of academic history's truth claims are but one battle in the epistemological war . . . steeped as he is in the historical intersections between intellectual endeavour and political praxis, Breisach shows that these wider thoughts about the past and the future have a key bearing on the present. . . .On the Future of History is written clearly and often elegantly. . . . For those who have done some reading in the area, it provides a magnificently lucid guide to the currents of thought. Admirably, there is absolutely no sound of grinding axes nor of the ill-informed pontificating adopted by other historians who have attempted to defend history from its apparent foes. One is treated to a diligent reading of the works discussed, placed in a wider intellectual landscape. It is a demanding read, but for the right reason."--John Arnold "Times Higher Education Supplement "
"Breisach provides both a guide to the arguments about history and postmodernism and an optimistic view of history's future, which can be recommended to students of the nature of historical knowledge."
--Christopher Parker "Literature & History "

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