Description - Why Bother with History? by Beverley C. Southgate
.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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Author Biography - Beverley C. Southgate
Beverley Southgate is Reader Emeritus, University of Hertfordshire. His many publications include History- What and Why? (1996).