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Twilight of history

Author: Shlomo Sand
Publisher: London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The acclaimed and controversial historian turns his critical gaze on the writing of history today. Drawing on his four decades as a professional historian, Shlomo Sand interrogates the academic discipline of history, whose origin lay in the need for a national ideology. In the last few decades, traditional history has begun to fragment, yet only to give rise to a new role of historians as priests of official  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shlomo Sand
ISBN: 9781786630223 1786630222
OCLC Number: 953597998
Notes: "First published as Crépuscule de l'histoire, Editions Flammarion, 2015"--Title page verso.
Description: xxvii, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: Studying History to Free Ourselves from It --
Undoing the Myth of Origins --
Escape from Politics? --
Probing the Truth of the Past --
Abandoning National Time.
Other Titles: Crépuscule de l'histoire.
Responsibility: Shlomo Sand ; translated by David Fernbach.

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