What Is History?

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2008 - History - 188 pages
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E. H. Carr's What Is History? is the classic introduction to the theory of history. Exploding the Victorian myth of history as a simple record of fact, Carr draws on sources from Nietzsche to Herodotus to argue for a more subtle definition of history as 'an unending dialogue between the present and the past'. Lively, scholarly and challenging, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the meaning of history and its role in society.

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User Review  - Marut Lucky - Goodreads

This is the third time i am reading this book.Although the title of the book seem that it might be easy to read. But it is not so. only when you have read a lot of history and philosophicial ... Read full review

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User Review  - NW Martin - Goodreads

Welcome to the birth of social history as we know it. Perspectivism is fine. Carr was fine, but some historians take his ideology further than it should. Too many social histories skew the facts to ... Read full review

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