What is History?: The George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures Delivered In The University of Cambridge by Edward Hallett Carr

What is History?: The George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures Delivered In The University of Cambridge by Edward Hallett Carr

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Shows that the 'facts' of history are simply those which historians have selected for scrutiny. This title includes material which presents the conclusions of the author's notes.

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Who is to say how things really were? In formulating a modern answer to the question 'What is History?' Professor Carr shows that the 'facts' of history are simply those which historians have selected for scrutiny. Millions have crossed the Rubicon, but the historians tell us that only Caesar's crossing was significant. All historical facts come to us as a result of interpretative choices by historians influenced by the standards of their age. Yet if absolute objectivity is impossible, the role of the historian need in no way suffer; nor does history lose its fascination. This edition includes new material which presents the major conclusions of Professor Carr's notes for the second edition and a new preface by the author, in which he calls for 'a saner and more balanced outlook on the future'.

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SKU GOR001294531
Title What is History?: The George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures Delivered In The University of Cambridge
Author By (author) Edward Hallett Carr
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 1990
Number of Pages 208
ISBN 10 0140135847
ISBN 13 9780140135848
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Who is to say how things really were? In formulating a modern answer to the question 'What is History?' Professor Carr shows that the 'facts' of history are simply those which historians have selected for scrutiny. Millions have crossed the Rubicon, but the historians tell us that only Caesar's crossing was significant. All historical facts come to us as a result of interpretative choices by historians influenced by the standards of their age. Yet if absolute objectivity is impossible, the role of the historian need in no way suffer; nor does history lose its fascination. This edition includes new material which presents the major conclusions of Professor Carr's notes for the second edition and a new preface by the author, in which he calls for 'a saner and more balanced outlook on the future'.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001294531
Title What is History?: The George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures Delivered In The University of Cambridge
Author By (author) Edward Hallett Carr
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 1990
Number of Pages 208
ISBN 10 0140135847
ISBN 13 9780140135848
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No