What Is History?
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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Review: What Is History?User Review - Marc L - Goodreads
This book contains 6 lectures Carr gave, back in 1961. So, it has a certain stamp of time. But nevertheless, I was very pleased about the value of Carr's opinions. These treat about the methodology of ... Read full review
Review: What Is History?User Review - Stuart West - Goodreads
This book convinced me to take Ancient History over Psychology as my undergraduate degree, so I may be a little biased. EH Carr's "What Is History?" is perhaps the leading introductory textbook on ... Read full review