Not by fact alone: essays on the writing and reading of history

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Knopf, 1989 - History - 334 pages
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These essays explore the influence of personal preoccupation in shaping the historian's choice of subject and the role played by craft in writing history. Through examination of the historical ... Read full review

Contents

The Use of the Past
3
WHY READ THE GREAT HISTORIANS?
13
Gibbons Humor
55
Copyright

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