What is History?

What is History?

The George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures Delivered in the University of Cambridge

by E. H. Carr

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/07/1991

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Who is to say how things really were? In formulating a modern answer to the question 'What is History?' Professor Carr shows that the 'facts' of history are simply those which historians have selected for scrutiny. Millions have crossed the Rubicon, but the historians tell us that only Caesar's crossing was significant. All historical facts come to us as a result of interpretative choices by historians influenced by the standards of their age.

Yet if absolute objectivity is impossible, the role of the historian need in no way suffer; nor does history lose its fascination. This edition includes new material which presents the major conclusions of Professor Carr's notes for the second edition and a new preface by the author, in which he calls for `a saner and more balanced outlook on the future'.
ISBN:
9780140135848
9780140135848
Category:
History: theory & methods
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-07-1991
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
208
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x12mm
Weight:
0.16kg

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