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[KINDLE] ✽ In Defence of History ❁ Richard J. Evans – Kdglass.co.uk E H Carr's What Is History a classic introduction to the field may now give way to a worthy successor In his compact intriguing survey Richard J Evans shows us how historians manage to extract meaningKINDLE In Defence of History Richard J Evans Kdglasscouk E H Carr's What Is History a classic introduction to the field may now give way to a worthy successor In his compact intriguing survey Richard J Evans shows us how historians manage to extract meaning E H Carr's What Is History a classic introduction to the field may now give way to a worthy successo

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In Defence of History eBook ✓ In DefenceePUB He was born in London of Welsh parentage and is now Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Gonville Caius College Evans has also taught at the University of Stirling University of East Anglia and Birkbeck College London Having been a Visiting Professor in History at Gresham College during he is now the Gresham Professor of RhetoricHe was.

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  • Tyler

    In Defence of History eBook ✓ In DefenceePUB defence epub, history free, In Defence kindle, In Defence of History eBookWhat’s best known about this book is Evans’s defense of history from postmodernism But what’s interesting for us amateur readers of history is his general discussion of the many ways history is done The book has a 12 page introduction and confines footnotes to the back making it easier t


  • DoctorM

    In Defence of History eBook ✓ In DefenceePUB defence epub, history free, In Defence kindle, In Defence of History eBookIn a genre over populated by blinkered not to say ignorantand choleric conservative enemies of some ill defined postmodernism Evans' book stands out as a balanced and thoughtful look at what History as a discipline is and should be I took a doctorate in History long ago and I still believe with Evans that knowledge some not all about the past is accessible and that there are professional techniues for recovering arrangingand presenting the past that are both valuable and effective Evans mounts a defense of doing History that accepts and incorporates many of the points of postmodernist and poststructuralist thinkers one that accepts part


  • Sense Of History

    In Defence of History eBook ✓ In DefenceePUB defence epub, history free, In Defence kindle, In Defence of History eBookI know few social environments where the toes are sensitive than in academic circles The massive controversy this book has aroused amongst British historians proves it once again Richard Evans distinguished professor of history at Cambridge published it in 1997 It is a bit of a half hearted attempt to write a new synthesis of where the study of history stands for thirty years after the classics in that department by E H Carr and GR Elton Evans places himself or less in th


  • Sean Gainford

    In Defence of History eBook ✓ In DefenceePUB defence epub, history free, In Defence kindle, In Defence of History eBookA great defence of history and a great defense of the truthSomehow postmodernist theory has gotten into the main stream of academia Their grand intricate convoluted theories that when applied actually don't work are being preached by English Literature teachers and cultural and critical theorist to young eager minds in university who unfortunately don't know any better and soak up the information These postmodernist theorists are creating an atmosphere of nihilism where young people have stopped entering debates stopped searching for the truth and have actually stopped believing th


  • Katia N

    In Defence of History eBook ✓ In DefenceePUB defence epub, history free, In Defence kindle, In Defence of History eBookInteresting topics and fluent writing But The Defence of the History has uickly turned into the defence of the professional historians from the post modernists not always very convincing imho Also the relativism is represented by the critiue of Carr 'What is history And sometimes I felt it would be just better to read that book instead Overall not a bad bo


  • James

    In Defence of History eBook ✓ In DefenceePUB defence epub, history free, In Defence kindle, In Defence of History eBookRichard Evans’ In Defense of History is according the author’s introductory claims a work of reflection on the state of the profession written by an active professional In


  • Dfordoom

    In Defence of History eBook ✓ In DefenceePUB defence epub, history free, In Defence kindle, In Defence of History eBookRichard J Evans’ In Defence of History is an attack on the influence of postmodernism on the practice of history What makes it interesting is that in this case the attack is coming from the LeftWhat makes it even interesting is that Evans is not even particularly hostile to postmodernism His argument is that although postmodernism can offer the historian some useful insights and techniues there is a very real danger of throwing away the baby with the bath water If historians abandon the time honoured techniues of placing their reliance on primary sources and the belief that history is about something real that the past can be at least partially recovered then they w


  • Marc

    In Defence of History eBook ✓ In DefenceePUB defence epub, history free, In Defence kindle, In Defence of History eBookThis is an engaging work if you’re really interested in the theory and philosophy of history Evans tackles almost every classic issue the study of history has to deal with can we reach the past Is an objective account possible How important is causation What’s the role of individuals Etc He builds on the work of EH Carr and GR Elton but also corrects them His plea for a moderate application of classic historical methods brings him in conflict with postmodernism This philosophical current in its most extreme form has undermined the fundamentals of historical study but Evans acknowledges it also has brought some valuable new insights This kind of half heartedness is typical for the whole work Thus interesting but not a classic and not a real introduction to the study of history


  • Abigail Hartman

    In Defence of History eBook ✓ In DefenceePUB defence epub, history free, In Defence kindle, In Defence of History eBookBuilding on and updating the debate between E H Carr and G R Elton about the nature of history and historical research Evans presents a balanced argument that acknowledges both the objectivity of truth and the subjectivity of the historian His satirical comments about a number of other historians especially die hard postmodernists are hilarious; nevertheless his work really is evenhanded He points out the contributions of different schools of historians including the relativists postmodernists and deconstructionists while at the same time noting the limitations of each and sometimes mocking those who go too far with their ideas His point then is really that


  • Marcus Pailing

    In Defence of History eBook ✓ In DefenceePUB defence epub, history free, In Defence kindle, In Defence of History eBookVery interesting Elouently written I would have given this three stars because it is very complex at times and Evans' argument isn't uite as clearly put as I would have liked largely because I str


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