Contemporary History on Trial: Europe Since 1989 and the Role of the Expert Historian

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Is it right for historians to serve as 'expert witnesses' to past events? Since the end of the Cold War, a series of heated and politicised debates across Europe have questioned the 'truth' about painful episodes in the twentieth century. From the Holocaust to Srebrenica, inquiries and fact-finding commissions have become a common device employed by governments to deal with the pressure of public opinion. State-sponsored programmes of education and research attempt to encourage a common moral understanding of the lessons we ...

Contemporary History on Trial: Europe Since 1989 and the Role of the Expert Historian 2013, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719091308

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Contemporary History on Trial: Europe Since 1989 and the Role of the Expert Historian 2008, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719074172

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