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Why bother with history? : ancient, modern, and postmodern motivations

Author: Beverley C Southgate
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Longman, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text looks at the debates concerning the value of history but differs from many of the other books by offering perspectives from across the centuries rather than just the dense philosophical present.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beverley C Southgate
ISBN: 0582423910 9780582423916 0582423902 9780582423909
OCLC Number: 50663278
Description: xi, 184 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: History for history's sake --
History and historical examples --
History and psychology: identity-memory and forgetting; meaning and purpose --
History, politics and power --
History and religion --
History and education --
Postmodernism, history and values --
Postmodern history and the future.
Responsibility: Beverley Southgate.

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