Under the onslaught of postmodernist theory, the profession of history is in crisis, its assumptions derided and its methods rejected as outmoded. Richard J. Evans mounts a brilliant and compellingly effective defence of the historian’s capacity to reach genuine insights about past events.
In Defence of History has already become a standard text in the teaching of history. In this new edition, Evans replies to his critics — conservative and postmodernist — in a measured, forceful afterword.
Pub. date: Jan 15, 2001
Granta Books, London
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