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The new history and the old

Author: Gertrude Himmelfarb
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1987.
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Analyzes the social, psychoanalytic, quantitative, Marxist, and neo-Marxist styles of writing history and examines the impact of these on the view of the past.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gertrude Himmelfarb
ISBN: 0674615808 9780674615809 0674615816 9780674615816
OCLC Number: 15107685
Description: 209 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: "History with the politics left out" --
Clio and the new history --
Two nations or five classes : the historian as sociologist --
The "group" : British Marxist historians --
Social history in retrospect. Reflections of a chastened father ; Recovering a lost world --
Case studies in psychohistory. Edmund Burke : an ambivalent conservative ; James and John Stuart Mill : ambivalent rebels --
Is national history obsolete? The Frenchness of France ; The Englishness of England --
Who now reads Macaulay? --
History and the idea of progress --
Does history talk sense?
Responsibility: Gertrude Himmelfarb.
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[Gertrude Himmelfarb's] belief in the importance of politics can be instructive to all stripes of opinion...Written in a clear, direct style, free of jargon, these essays are emphatic, polemical, Read more...

 
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