Why Bother with History?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Motivations

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In the wake of heated debates on the nature of history, 'Why Bother With History?' considers its very purpose: why should we bother with it anyway? At a time when the subject is under threat both from political 'modernisers' and from some postmodernist theorists, Beverley Southgate argues for an increasingly important role for a revitalised historical study.Rejecting ancient and modern aspirations to a history 'for its own sake' produced by supposedly objective and attached authors, Southgate proposes rather that ...

Why Bother with History?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Motivations 2014, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9781138836839

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Why Bother with History?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Motivations 2000, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780582423909

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Why Bother with History?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Motivations 2000, Longman, Harlow

ISBN-13: 9780582423916

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