What is History?

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A. A. Knopf, 1962 - History - 209 pages
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A philosophical interpretation of history, examining the significance of historical study as a science and a reflection of social values.

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User Review  - msaucier818 - LibraryThing

This was the definition of a dry read. I read this for a graduate class, and my purpose in reading the book was to try and develop an understanding of how we think about research and the past. I did ... Read full review

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User Review  - antiquary - LibraryThing

It puzzles me that Carr was taken so seriously as a "distinguished historian" in British academic circles, considering that he spent the first part of his career championing appeasement of Germany and much of the rest admiring Stalin. Read full review

Contents

I THE HISTORIAN AND His FACTS
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SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL
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HISTORY SCIENCE AND MORALITY
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