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What Is History?
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What Is History?
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What Is History? - softcover


Author: Edward Hallett Carr
ISBN: 9780394703916
Publisher: Vintage Books
Year: 1967
Language:  English
Pages: 224
Weight: 172g


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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