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Telling the Truth about History
by Joyce Oldham Appleby and Lynn Hunt and Margaret Jacob


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393312867
  • ISBN-10: 0393312860
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: April 1995
  • Page Count: 336

Series: Norton Paperback

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Books > History > Historiography
Books > History > World - General

 
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