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What is History?: The George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures Delivered In The University of Cambridge

Author: CARR, E.H.
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Pub Date: 29/11/1990
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
ISBN: 9780140135848
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Quick overview 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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