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.Why Bother With History? argues for an increasingly important role for a revitalised historical study. Examining the motivations of past historians, the author rejects the ancient aspiration to a 'history for its own sake' and argues that historians' importance lies in their own adoption of a moral standpoint, from which a story of the past can be told, that facilitates the attainment of a future we desire. Inevitably controversial, in that it challenges many of the assumptions of modernist history, this is an interdisciplinary book, which draws in particular on psychology and literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780582423909
ISBN-10: 0582423902
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 147mm x 11mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Longman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Beverley C. Southgate

Beverley Southgate is Reader Emeritus, University of Hertfordshire. His many publications include History- What and Why? (1996).

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