Telling the truth about history

Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob

This text examines the problem of historical truth. Seeking the roots of contemporary historical study in the Enlightenment, the authors argue that a model of historical research, based on neutrality and objectivity, served historians well until World War II. After that post-modernism suggested history could not reveal the truth about the past and the rise of social history produced a great amount of statistics which effectively swamped the search for historical truth. Accepting that much of history teaching has been flawed, the authors nevertheless argue for an affirmation of historical knowledge against the doubts of the sceptics and the relativists, guiding the reader through the complex areas of political correctness and multiculturalism.

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書名 Telling the truth about history
著作者等 Appleby, Joyce Oldham
Hunt, Lynn Avery
Jacob, Margaret C
Hunt Lynn
Jacob Margaret
Appleby Joyce
出版元 Norton
刊行年月 c1994
版表示 New ed
ページ数 322 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 0393312860
NCID BA25257838
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国