Why Bother with History?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Motivations

Beverley C. Southgate

Anno: 2000
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 198 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 235 x 159 mm
Peso: 295 gr.
  • EAN: 9780582423909
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.Why Bother With History? argues for an increasingly important role for a revitalised historical study. Examining the motivations of past historians, the author rejects the ancient aspiration to a 'history for its own sake' and argues that historians' importance lies in their own adoption of a moral standpoint, from which a story of the past can be told, that facilitates the attainment of a future we desire. Inevitably controversial, in that it challenges many of the assumptions of modernist history, this is an interdisciplinary book, which draws in particular on psychology and literature.