What Is History?

What Is History? - Penguin Modern Classics

Paperback (07 Jun 2018) | English

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Synopsis

'Not only our most distinguished historian but also one of the most valuable contributors to historical theory' Spectator

In answering the question, 'what is history?', E. H. Carr's acclaimed and influential bestseller shows that the facts of history are simply those which the historian selects for scrutiny. His fluent and hugely wide-ranging account of the nature of history and the role of the historian argues that all history is to some degree subjective, written by individuals who are above all people of their own time.

'Lively and controversial, full of wit and humour, E. H. Carr's What Is History? played a central role in the historiographical revolution in the 1960s' Richard J. Evans


With an introduction by Richard J. Evans, author of the Third Reich trilogy.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141010205
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 901
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 14833
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 198g
Height: 166mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 20mm