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Synopsis: In this volume, English historian Richard Evans offers a defence of the importance of his craft. At a time of deep scepticism about our ability to learn anything from the past, even to recapture any serious sense of past cultures and ways of life, Evans shows us why history is both possible and necessary. His demolition of the wilder claims of post-modern historians, who deny the possibility of any realistic grasp of history, seeks to be witty and well-balanced. He takes us into the historians' workshop to show us just how good history gets written, and explains the deadly political dangers of losing a historical perspective on the way we live our lives. This new edition contains an extensive afterword by the author.
About the Author: Richard J. Evans is the Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge.
Title: IN DEFENCE OF HISTORY
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Book Description Granta Books, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. A slight tan to the page edges. Minor Shelfwear. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0007544963
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Book Description Granta Books, London, 1997. Original Cloth. 1st Ed.. 22 x 14 cm., vii, 307 pp. The book is covered in green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. CONDITION. As new/ as new. A very clean tight copy in unmarked dust jacket. No marks of ownership. Bookseller Inventory # 010490
Book Description Granta, London, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Bright, clean, unmarked pages, firmly bound. Dust jacket has minor wear. Former owner's name on front free endpaper. 307 pages. "Under the onslaught of postmodernist theory, the profession of history is in crisis, its assumptions derided and its methods rejected as outmoded. The distinction between fiction and history is breaking down; historical truth, some argue, is simply whatever a community of historians decides it should be. . . . Against this disintegrative attack, Richard J. Evans mounts a brilliant and compellingly effective defence of the historian's capacity to reach genuine insights about past events" -- dust jacket. BAY 27. Bookseller Inventory # 1043716
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Book Description GRANTA BOOKS, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1862070687