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What is History Now?

David Cannadine

in The Promotion of Knowledge

Published by British Academy

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9780197263129
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734861 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0003

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

What is History Now?

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This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the evolution of historical writing in Great Britain. It discusses the unchanging essentials and criticisms that constantly characterised disagreements and discussions about the purpose and nature of history. It also highlights the problems and possibilities of history now and in the future.

Keywords: historical writing; Great Britain; British Academy; centenary celebration; history

Chapter.  10085 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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