The Use and Abuse of History
Or How the Past is Taught to Children 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Marc Ferro
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Use and Abuse of History by Marc Ferro
Book DescriptionUse 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 DetailsISBN: 9780415285926
(198mm x 129mm x 30mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marc Ferro
Resentment in History, Hardback (July 2010)
This book, by a renowned and distinguished historian, is an arresting account of the role that resentment has played throughout history, from Antiquity and early Christianity through to the present day. At the origin of resentment we always find an injury, an act of humiliation, an affront, a trauma.
Meetings in No Man's Land, Hardback (October 2007)
The soldiers 'football match' and the unofficial ceasefire of Christmas 1914 has become a legend of the Great War, but fraternization between enemy troops was actually widespread. This work explores the brief moments of humanity on all fronts during the long years of conflict.
Great War, Paperback (October 2001)» View all books by Marc Ferro
In this, his most famous work, Marc Ferro looks at the realities faced by the millions who fought in the Great War and their families at home. In doing so, he presents us with one of the most significant reappraisals of the war ever written.
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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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