The New History and the Old

The New History and the Old

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For this updated edition of her acclaimed work on historians and the writing of history, Gertrude Himmelfarb adds four insightful and provocative essays dealing with changes in the discipline over the past twenty years. In examining the effects of postmodernism, the illusions of cosmopolitanism, A. J. P. Taylor and revisionism, and Francis Fukuyama's qend of history, q Himmelfarb enriches her illuminating exploration of the myriad ways--new and old--in which historians make sense of the past.13. The. End. of. History? FRANCIS FUKUYAMA has done nothing more than revive an interest in Hegel, and not in the academy but in the public arena, we would have reason to be grateful to him.1 For liberals have been all too ignorant andanbsp;...

Title:The New History and the Old
Author: Gertrude Himmelfarb
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2004

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