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E. H. Carr's , 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 from the recalcitrant past. To materials that are frustratingly meager, or overwhelmingly profuse, they bring an array of tools that range from agreed-upon rules of documentation and powerful computer models to the skilled investigator's sudden insight, all employed with the aim of reconstructing a verifiable, usable past. Evans defends this commitment to historical knowledge from the attacks of postmodernist critics who see all judgments as subjective. Evans brings "a remarkable range, a nose for the archives, a taste for controversy, and a fluent pen" () to this splendid work. "Essential reading for coming generations."-Keith Thomas

Synopsis:

A master practitioner gives us an entertaining tour of the historian's workshop and a spirited defense of the search for historical truth.

About the Author

Richard J. Evans is professor of modern history at Cambridge University. A preeminent historian of Germany, his books include Death in Hamburg and In Hitler's Shadow.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393319590
Author:
Evans, Richard J.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
History -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Education-Teaching Social Studies
Edition Number:
Norton pbk.
Series Volume:
H-
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.21x5.48x.77 in. .70 lbs.

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