9780394703916-039470391X-What Is History?

What Is History?

ISBN-13: 9780394703916
ISBN-10: 039470391X
Edition: 1
Author: Carr, Edward Hallet
Publication date: 1967
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback 224 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780394703916
ISBN-10: 039470391X
Edition: 1
Author: Carr, Edward Hallet
Publication date: 1967
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback 224 pages

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Acknowledged authors Carr, Edward Hallet wrote What Is History? comprising 224 pages back in 1967. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 039470391X and 9780394703916. Since then What Is History? textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Who is to say how things really were? In formulating a modern answer to the question 'What is History?' Professor Carr shows that the 'facts' of history are simply those which historians have selected for scrutiny. Millions have crossed the Rubicon, but the historians tell us that only Caesar's crossing was significant. All historical facts come to us as a result of interpretative choices by historians influenced by the standards of their age. Yet if absolute objectivity is impossible, the role of the historian need in no way suffer; nor does history lose its fascination.

With lucidity, Carr casts a light on the proper function of the historian and the vital importance of history in modern society.

“This is an admirably stimulating and intrepid book, a bold excursion into a region of central importance where most contemporary philosophers and historians, unaccountably, either fear or disdain to tread.”—Isaiah Berlin, New Statesman

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