Use and Abuse of History by Marc Ferro
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Use and Abuse of History
By Marc Ferro

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Use and Abuse of History by Marc Ferro

Book Description

Use and Abuse of History has become a key text of current historiography; this is a book that poses fundamental and disturbing questions about the use and abuse of history. Engaging and challenging, this book confronts the reader with the many 'histories' that exist and have existed around the world, from the Zulu kingdoms to Communist China. This title has now been extensively revised by Marc Ferro, a well respected historian, and presents the different narratives that constitute the histories of countries as diverse as India, Iran, Trinidad and the United States makes for fascinating reading in their own right. What makes this book so valuable, though, is what these narratives tell us about the societies which create them - how much is history distorted in order to condition the minds of those who are taught it? Use and Abuse of History appeals to anyone with a general interested in history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415285926
ISBN-10: 0415285925
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 30mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Marc Ferro

Marc Ferro (1924-) President of the Association of Research at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and co-director of the prestigious French review Annales.

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