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Heritage and Challenge: The History and Theory of History

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In many ways Heritage and Challenge is a unique book. Both synoptic and readable by nonexperts, it combines a brief yet scholarly history of historical writing with a concise, sophisticated analysis of the major philosophical or theoretical issues that confront historians. While many books attempt to describe historiography and the philosophy of history separately, no work ...more
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Published January 1st 1989 by Forum Press
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It often seems to me as if History was like a child's box of letters, with which we can spell any word we please. We have only to pick out such letters as we want, arrange them as we like, and say nothing about those which do not suit our purpose.
― James Anthony Froude

In the end the suspicion grows that all significant patterns ascribed to the past, in small matters as in large, are myths.
― Roland K. Stromberg



Heritage and Challenge: The History and Theory of History (1989), a revised and updated
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Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
Rating: 4/10. Many years ago when I took Philosophy 1A6 I had to read a book called 'The Language of Morals'. It was an eye-opener....not only did I not understand ANYTHING that the author was talking about but I had to face up squarely to the fact that I wasn't nearly as smart as I thought I was. Which brings us to this particular book which I actually paid $5 for. (paying for a book is always a sure indication that you're going to finish reading it). The first half was fine as the authors were ...more
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