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Dangerous games : the uses and abuses of history

Author: Margaret MacMillan
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2009, ©2008.
Series: Modern Library chronicles.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Explores the ways in which history has been used to influence people and government, focusing on how reportage of past events has been manipulated to justify religious movements and political campaigns.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret MacMillan
ISBN: 9780679643586 0679643583
OCLC Number: 236338865
Notes: Originally published : The uses and abuses of history. Toronto : Viking Canada, 2008.
Based on the Joanne Goodman lecture series of the University of Western Ontario.
Description: xi, 188 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The history craze --
History for comfort --
Who owns the past? --
History and identity --
History and nationalism --
Presenting history's bill --
History wars --
History as a guide.
Series Title: Modern Library chronicles.
Other Titles: Uses and abuses of history
Responsibility: Margaret MacMillan.
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Explores the ways in which history has been used to influence people and government, focusing on how reportage of past events has been manipulated to justify religious movements and political campaigns.

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