Why Bother with History?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Motivations (Paperback)Beverley Southgate (author)
Paperback 200 Pages / Published: 28/11/2000
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.Why Bother With History? argues for an increasingly important role for a revitalised historical study. Examining the motivations of past historians, the author rejects the ancient aspiration to a 'history for its own sake' and argues that historians' importance lies in their own adoption of a moral standpoint, from which a story of the past can be told, that facilitates the attainment of a future we desire. Inevitably controversial, in that it challenges many of the assumptions of modernist history, this is an interdisciplinary book, which draws in particular on psychology and literature.
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 278 g
Dimensions: 236 x 147 x 11 mm
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