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In defense of history

Author: Richard J Evans; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [American ed.]View all editions and formats
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"In his compact, spirited 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Evans; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0393046877 9780393046878
OCLC Number: 39108779
Description: 287 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The history of history --
History, science, and morality --
Historians and their facts --
Sources and discourses --
Causation in history --
Society and the individual --
Knowledge and power --
Objectivity and its limits.
Responsibility: Richard J. Evans.

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"In his compact, spirited 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."--Jacket.

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