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In Defence of History

by Richard J. Evans

  • 167 Want to read
  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Granta Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History: theory & methods,
  • General,
  • History,
  • History - General History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages307
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8632357M
    ISBN 101862070687
    ISBN 109781862070684

      Although originally written fifteen years ago, Richard Evans' In Defence of History is still a book I would recommend to both students of history, and those simply curious about the possibility of historical knowledge. Evans, contrary to various postmodern thinkers hoping to cast doubt on the possibility of objectivity in history, argues that.   HISTORY: As you point out in the book, lots of trials have been hyped as the ‘trial of the century’—including the O.J. Simpson case, which you covered.

      A very brief history of Ireland's Defence Forces. The tradition of service and loyalty, that runs as a theme throughout our history, was set by the Volunteers in and is continued to this day in the modern Defence Forces. Our history is in essence a history of the State.1/5(1).   Buy In Defence of History New Ed by Evans, Richard J. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(47).

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In Defence of History by Richard J. Evans Download PDF EPUB FB2

In Defense of History [Richard J. Evans] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A master practitioner gives us an entertaining tour of the historian's workshop and a spirited defense of the search for historical truth.

Carr's What Is History?Cited by: In Defence of History aims to defend a mainstream notion of history-writing against 'intellectual barbarians' (p. 8), namely 'the invading hordes of semioticians, post-structuralist, New Historicists, Foucauldians, Lacanians and the rest' (p.

That statement is pretty typical of the tone of the book, a robust, earthy common sense in which. The book gives an overview of some of the major movements in the study of history over the past years, but its primary objective is to defend history from postmodernists.

The most extreme postmodernists argue that the past can be described in so many different ways and from so many different points of view that it's impossible to determine /5(57). In Defence of History aims to take stock of forty years of historical theory and practice after Carr's ground-setting What is History?.

Ostensibly targeted at postmodernism, the book actually aims to stir a middle ground, praising some cultural history and relinquishing old-fashioned claims of objectivity while claiming there is a legitimate /5(33).

Book: In Defence of History Richard J. Evans Granta, pp., £ (hardback) Reviewer: Professor Antony Easthope Manchester Metropolitan University. In defence of history This article is more than 15 years old. History is the continuance of the biological evolution of homo sapiens by other means.

Secondly, the new evolutionary biology. In this volume, English historian Richard Evans offers a defence of the importance of his craft. At a time of deep scepticism about our ability to learn anything from the past, even to recapture any serious sense of past cultures and ways of life, Evans shows us why history is both possible and necessary.

His demolition of the wilder claims of post-modern historians, who deny the possibility. Jane's Information Group (often referred to as Jane's) is an information company specializing in military, national security, aerospace and transport topics.

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Allen Lane. Author: Christopher Andrew. As a by-product of this defence Evans gives a clear survey of what history is and what it claims to do. The book begins with a history of history: raising first pre-modern styles of history, such as the chronicle and the morality tale of Gibbon’s "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire".

Richard J. Evans, In Defense of History (New York: W.W. Norton and Co., ). Richard J. Evans' In Defense of History is a passionate defense of the work done by historians. In light of the postmodern shift there have been many philosophers and even historians who have argued that there is no way to do "objective" history.

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In Defence of History Under the onslaught of postmodernist theory, the profession of history is in crisis, its assumptions derided and its methods rejected as outmoded. Richard J. Evans mounts a brilliant and compellingly effective defence of the historian’s capacity to reach genuine insights about past events.

About A Defence of History and Class Consciousness. In the mid s Lukács wrote a sustained and passionate response to Stalin’s onslaught on his earlier seminal work History and Class ished at the time, Lukács himself thought that the text had been destroyed. First published inthis book rapidly established itself as a classic of modern Marxism.

Cohen's masterful application of advanced philosophical techniques in an uncompromising defence of historical materialism commanded widespread admiration. In the ensuing twenty years, the book hasserved as a flagship of a powerful intellectual movement - analytical Marxism.

The author, Cohen, seeks to draw on and interpret Marx's writings concerned with understanding 'history' and, on so doing, present a unified and coherent analysis of what history means from a Marxist perspective.

The book was first published in and quickly became recognised as a work of major importance/5(3). Evans's book has also been published in the U.S. as In D~fetue of History (New York, ) and in Germany as Fakten und Fiktionen: her dic~ Grundlugen historischer Brkerzntnis (Frankfurt, ).

Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt, and Margaret Jacob, Telling the Truth about History (New York, ), Defence of Fort M'Henry The traditional favorite for first book publication of "The star spangled banner," though three others published that year could make the same claim.

This one is accredited as first by most historians. The Defence of Sevastopol, – The Soviet Perspective, by Clayton Donnell, Pen & Sword Military, Barnsley, U.K.,$ Crimea and the naval base of Sevastopol were not among the primary targets for the Wehrmacht’s Army Group South when Adolf Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa on J All that changed when Crimea-based Soviet bombers hit the oil fields in Ploesti.

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In Defence of History was first published in September and, like Bernard Crick's In Defence of Politics (), it took off. As well as substantial sales in the English-speaking world, the book has been translated into German and Korean, and editions will be appearing in the Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Swedish and Turkish languages.

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Aspects of the academic discipline of history. In defence of family history After shopping and porn, family history is the most popular activity on the web. Alison Light, who has spent years tracing .