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In Defense of History By Richard J. Evans

In Defense of History
by Richard J. Evans

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A master practitioner gives us an entertaining tour of the historian's workshop and a spirited defense of the search for historical truth.
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In Defense of History by Richard J. Evans

E. H. Carr's What Is History?, a classic introduction to the field, may now give way to a worthy successor. In his compact, intriguing survey, Richard J. Evans shows us how historians manage to extract meaning from the recalcitrant past. To materials that are frustratingly meager, or overwhelmingly profuse, they bring an array of tools that range from agreed-upon rules of documentation and powerful computer models to the skilled investigator's sudden insight, all employed with the aim of reconstructing a verifiable, usable past. Evans defends this commitment to historical knowledge from the attacks of postmodernist critics who see all judgments as subjective. Evans brings "a remarkable range, a nose for the archives, a taste for controversy, and a fluent pen" (The New Republic) to this splendid work. "Essential reading for coming generations."-Keith Thomas

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About Richard J. Evans


Richard J. Evans is professor of modern history at Cambridge University. A preeminent historian of Germany, his books include Death in Hamburg and In Hitler's Shadow.

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GOR004829702
In Defense of History by Richard J. Evans
Richard J. Evans
Used - Very Good
Paperback
WW Norton & Co
2000-01-17
288
0393319598
9780393319590
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