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The history manifesto

Author: Jo Guldi; David Armitage
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How should historians speak truth to power--and why does it matter? Why is five hundred years better than five months or five years as a planning horizon? And why is history--especially long-term history--so essential to understanding the multiple pasts which gave rise to our conflicted present? The History Manifesto is a call to arms to historians and everyone interested in the role of history in contemporary  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Guldi; David Armitage
ISBN: 9781107076341 110707634X 9781107432437 110743243X
OCLC Number: 886474695
Description: x, 165 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Bonfire of the Humanities? --
Going Forward by Looking Back : the Rise of the Longue Durée --
The Short Past : or, The Retreat of the Longue Durée --
The Long and the Short : Climate Change, Governance and Inequality since the 1970s --
Big Questions, Big Data --
Conclusion: The Public Future of the Past.
Responsibility: Jo Guldi (Brown University) and David Armitage (Harvard University).
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