Who is to say how things really were? In formulating a modern answer to the question 'What is History?' Professor Carr shows that the 'facts' of history are simply those which historians have selected for scrutiny. Millions have crossed the Rubicon, but the historians tell us that only Caesar's crossing was significant. All historical facts come to us as a result of interpretative choices by historians influenced by the standards of their age. Yet if absolute objectivity is impossible, the role of the historian need in no ...

What is History? 1990, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140135848


What Is History? 1967, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780394703916

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What is History? 1961, Macmillan, London

ISBN-13: 9780333043516