Why History Dominates Contemporary Society
By (author) Martin L. Davies
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Historics by Martin L. Davies
Book DescriptionFrom an author at the forefront of research in this area comes this provocative and seminal work that presents a unique and fresh new look at history and theory. Taking a broadly European view, the book draws on works of French and German philosophy, some of which are unknown to the English-speaking world, and Martin L. Davies spells out what it is like to live in a historicized world, where any event is presented as historical as, or even before, it happens. Challenging basic assumptions made by historians, Davies focuses on historical ideas and thought about the past instead of examining history as a discipline. The value of history in and for contemporary culture is explained not only in terms of cultural and institutional practices but in forms of writing and representation of historical issues too. Historics stimulates thinking about the behaviours and practice that constitute history, and introduces complex ideas in a clear and approachable style. This important text is recommended not only for a wide student audience, but for the more discerning general reader as well.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415261661
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Martin L. Davies
How the Holocaust Looks Now, Hardback (November 2006)
This collection offers a series of essays that explore the historical culture the holocaust has engendered in Europe, Israel and the USA, the politics of its reception and representation, the motivations for and effectiveness of commemorating it, and the creative and didactic practices it has generated in contemporary literature, art, and thought.
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Looking at history and theory, this book draws on works of French and German philosophy, some of which are unknown to the English-speaking world. It spells out, what it is like to live in a historicized world, where any event is presented as historical as, or even before, it happens. It recommended for both students and general readers.
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Author Biography - Martin L. Davies
University of Leicester, UK
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