What Is History?

What Is History?  (English, Paperback, E. H. Carr)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: PENGUIN
    • ISBN: 9780140135848, 0140135847
    • Edition: 2015
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    What is History? is a historiographical text by E. H. Carr.

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    What is history? Historians would have us believe that history is something much more grander than the study of the past. Laymen would argue that history is just looking at the past and trying to learn from its lessons. Why, then, is there so much conflict when it comes to interpreting history? What is so difficult in putting aside one’s own bias and prejudice when it comes to analysing the past? In this book, E. H. Carr studies the history behind history itself. He looks at the historian as an entity whose sole purpose is the analytical and unbiased examination of the historical truth. He stresses on the necessity of their better judgement to pick and choose what comprises of history and what does not. He then examines history’s place in society and the individual. He studies the individual’s relationship with society as a whole and their influence on social conditions and governments. He questions the moral obligations of history and science and tries to place them together in a way that improves our understand of history. Nevertheless, his attempts at carving out the definition of history from the giant monolith of past attempts is unique by its study of cause and effects and its hope for a wider and brighter horizon.

    About E. H. Carr

    Edward Hallett “Ted” Carr was an English diplomat, journalist, international relations theorist and historian. He is remembered as an opponent of empiricism within historiography and for his book A History of Soviet Russia.

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    • Penguin
    Publication Year
    • 2015
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    • E. H. Carr
    Dimensions
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    • 4.92 inch
    Height
    • 7.59 inch
    Length
    • 5.08 in
    Weight
    • 159 g
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    Nice read...

    I studied this book as part of MA History syllabus. History is just not about dates and events. It needs interpretation with present and future in mind. Very well explained and simple!
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    Keyur Gondalia

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    The best? Wouldn't and couldn't say otherwise.

    One of the best intellectually imagined work, not necessarily distinctive for the students of history, but humanity itself.

    When you add psychology, behavioural science, a bit of spirituality and modern and ancient science with history, this is what the shake tastes like. Kudos Carr!
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    Sudipta Ray

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    Good quality product

    It's like reading a biography of history. Helpful in research.
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    Deepankar Saurav

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    Terrific purchase

    nice book
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    Terrific

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    Mind-blowing purchase

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