The Logic of History
Putting Postmodernism in Perspective
By (author) C.Behan McCullagh
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Logic of History by C.Behan McCullagh
Book DescriptionThe Logic of History reveals the rational basis for historians' descriptions, interpretations and explanations of past events. C. Behan McCullagh defends the practice of history as more reliable than has recently been acknowledged. Historians, he argues, make their accounts of the past as fair as they can and avoid misleading their readers. He explains and discusses postmodern criticisms of history, providing students and teachers of history with a renewed validation of their practice. McCullagh takes the history debate to a new stage with bold replies to the major questions historians face today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415223980
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author C.Behan McCullagh
Logic of History, Paperback (October 2003)
We look to historians for reliable information about the past. But critics have challenged credibility and objectivity, seeing written history as a product of contemporary culture.
Truth of History, Hardback (October 1997)» View all books by C.Behan McCullagh
Modern relativism and postmodern thought in culture and language challenge the 'truth' of history. This book considers how all historians, confined by the forms of argument of their own cultures, can still discover truths about the past
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