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Is history fiction?

Author: Ann Curthoys; John Docker
Publisher: Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The relationship between history and fiction has always been a controversial one. Can we ever know that a historical narrative is giving us a true account of what actually happened? Provocative and fascinating, this book is an original and insightful examination of the ways in which history is, and might be, written. It traces History's doubleness and divided nature, beginning with its founding figures, Herodotus  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Curthoys, Ann, 1945-
Is history fiction?
Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2010
(OCoLC)528530193
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Curthoys; John Docker
ISBN: 9781742231723 1742231721 9781742240015 1742240011
OCLC Number: 657672942
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 331 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Herodotus and world history; 2. Thucydides; 3. Leopold von Ranke and Sir Walter Scott; 4. History, Science and Art; 5. Has history any meaning?; 6. History in the light of catastrophe; 7. The linguistic turn; 8. The feminist challenge; 9. Postmodernism and post structuralism; 10. Anti-Postmodernism and the holocaust; 11. History wars; 12. Is a history of humanity possible?; Notes; index.
Responsibility: Ann Curthoys and John Docker.

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The relationship between history and fiction has always been a controversial one. Can we ever know that a historical narrative is giving us a true account of what actually happened? Provocative and  Read more...

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