In Defence of History

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
ISBN: 1862073953
Granta Books, London
384 pages

Format: Paperback
Retail Price: £9.99

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