The New History and the Old: Critical Essays and Reappraisals, Revised Edition (Paperback)
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The New History and the Old: Critical Essays and Reappraisals, Revised Edition (Paperback)

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Published: 30/05/2004
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For this updated edition of her acclaimed work on historians and the writing of history, Gertrude Himmelfarb adds four insightful and provocative essays dealing with changes in the discipline over the past twenty years.

In examining the effects of postmodernism, the illusions of cosmopolitanism, A. J. P. Taylor and revisionism, and Francis Fukuyama’s “end of history,” Himmelfarb enriches her illuminating exploration of the myriad ways—new and old—in which historians make sense of the past.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674013841
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 259 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 17 mm


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Himmelfarb has an intellect of steel as sharp as a razor. For those who enjoy intellectual debate and a concern for the value of the past, The New History and the Old is as splendid as an Olympic fencing match. - J. H. Plumb, Wall Street Journal

One can only share Ms. Himmelfarb’s hope that we shall soon be allowed to ‘find a renewed excitement in the drama of events, the power of ideas, and the dignity of individuals’… [The New History and the Old] will serve as a powerful corrective to many unquestioned assumptions. - Neil McKendrick, New York Times Book Review

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