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The Death of the Past

The Death of the Past

by John Harold PlumbSimon Schama and N. Ferguson

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/12/2003

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In this text, J.H. Plumb investigates the way that humankind has, since the beginning of recorded time, moulded the past to give sanction to their institutions of government, their social structure and morality. The past has also been called upon to explain the nature of our destiny in order both to strengthen the objectives of society and to reconcile us to our lot. In this book, which now contains a new introduction by Niall Ferguson and a new foreword by Simon Schama, J.H. Plumb questions this sanction of the past, the force that it has on our sense of destiny and its relevance to our own times.
ISBN:
9781403906984
9781403906984
Category:
Historiography
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-12-2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
Palgrave USA
Country of origin:
United States
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
145
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x10mm
Weight:
0.25kg
Simon Schama

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. His award-winning books, translated into fifteen languages, include Citizens, Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes, A History of Britain, The Power of Art, Rough Crossings, The American Future, The Face of Britain and The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492).

His art columns for the New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for criticism and his journalism has appeared regularly in the Guardian and the Financial Times where he is Contributing Editor.

He has written and presented more than fifty films for the BBC on subjects as diverse as Tolstoy, American politics, and The Story of the Jews and is co-presenter of a new landmark series on the history of world art, Civilisations.

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