Why History Matters

John Tosh

Anno: 2008
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 192 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 198 x 129 mm
Peso: 249 gr.
  • EAN: 9780230521483
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In order to better understand our current society, we need to critically examine the historical events which have shaped it and this textbook thoroughly demonstrates how analysing history can provide the basis for an informed and insightful understanding of our society as it is today. Examining key events in history such as the Iraq War and the AIDS crisis, John Tosh persuasively argues that we are in danger of missing history's principal contribution - how we can practically apply the lessons learnt from history to society today. The text clearly demonstrates why historical examination needs to have a bigger role in current decisions and how we should reconfigure our priorities in order to make that happen. Providing an important and engaging introduction to the study of history, this text is perfect for undergraduate students of the subject.