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The Resource The purpose of the past : reflections on the uses of history, Gordon S. Wood

The purpose of the past : reflections on the uses of history, Gordon S. Wood

Label
The purpose of the past : reflections on the uses of history
Title
The purpose of the past
Title remainder
reflections on the uses of history
Statement of responsibility
Gordon S. Wood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
History is to society what memory is to the individual: without it, we don't know who we are, and we can't make wise decisions about where we should be going. But while the nature of memory is a constant, the nature of history has changed radically over the past forty years, for good but also for ill. Historian Wood examines the sea change in the field, offers insight into what historians do, and how they can stumble. New currents of thought have brought refreshing changes to the discipline, expanding its compass to previously underexamined and undervalued groups and subjects. At the same time, however, extreme, even nihilistic, relativism has assaulted the relevance, even the legitimacy, of the historian's work, and the divide between academic and popular historians has widened into a chasm, separating some of the field's most important new ideas from any kind of real audience.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, Gordon S
Index
index present
LC call number
D13.2
LC item number
.W66 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historiography
  • Criticism
Label
The purpose of the past : reflections on the uses of history, Gordon S. Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781594201547
Lccn
2007030979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)159822536
Label
The purpose of the past : reflections on the uses of history, Gordon S. Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781594201547
Lccn
2007030979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)159822536

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