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The New History and the Old: Critical Essays and Reappraisals, Revised Edition

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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 end of history, Himmelfarb enriches her illuminating exploration of the myriad ways--new and old--in which historians make sense of the past. Himmelfarb has an intellect of steel as sharp as a razor. For those who enjoy intellectual debate and a concern for the value of the past, The New History and the Old is as splendid as an Olympic fencing match. --J. H. Plumb, Wall Street Journal One can only share Ms. Himmelfarb's hope that we shall soon be allowed to 'find a renewed excitement in the drama of events, the power of ideas, and the dignity of individuals' ... The New History and the Old will serve as a powerful corrective to many unquestioned assumptions. --Neil McKendrick, New York Times Book Review

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Gertrude Himmelfarb is a 2004 National Humanities Medal Winner

Synopsis:

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 "end of history," Himmelfarb enriches her illuminating exploration of the myriad ways--new and old--in which historians make sense of the past.

About the Author

Gertrude Himmelfarb is the author of many books, including intellectual biographies of Acton, Darwin, and Mill; essays on the Victorians, including Victorian Minds; the social history studies The Idea of Poverty and The De-Moralization of Society; and reflections on contemporary culture, On Looking into the Abyss and One Nation, Two Cultures.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674013841
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Author:
Himmelfarb, Gertrude
Subject:
General
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
World history -- Historiography.
Subject:
History-Historiography
Subject:
HISTORY / Modern / General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised Edition
Series Volume:
281.
Publication Date:
May 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 6 x 1 in 9 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Gertrude Himmelfarb is a 2004 National Humanities Medal Winner
"Synopsis" by , 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 "end of history," Himmelfarb enriches her illuminating exploration of the myriad ways--new and old--in which historians make sense of the past.

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