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The Resource History : why it matters, Lynn Hunt

History : why it matters, Lynn Hunt

Label
History : why it matters
Title
History
Title remainder
why it matters
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Hunt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "We justify our actions in the present through our understanding of the past. But we live in a time when politicians lie brazenly about historical facts and meddle with the content of history books, while media differ wildly in their reporting of the same event. Frequently, new discoveries force us to re-evaluate everything we thought we knew about the past. So how can any certainty about history be established, and why does it matter? Lynn Hunt shows why the search for truth about the past, as a continual process of discovery, is vital for our societies. History has an essential role to play in ensuring honest presentation of evidence. In this way, it can foster humility about our present-day concerns, a critical attitude toward chauvinism, and an openness to other peoples and cultures. History, Hunt argues, is our best defense against tyranny. Introducing Polity's Why it Matters series: In these short and lively books, world-leading thinkers make the case for the importance of their subject and aim to inspire a new generation of students"--
  • "How can any certainty about history be established, and why does it matter? Lynn Hunt shows why the search for truth about the past, as a continual process of discovery, is vital for our societies. History, she argues, is our best defense against tyranny"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hunt, Lynn
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Why it matters
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History
  • History
  • History
  • Historiography
Label
History : why it matters, Lynn Hunt
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
Contents
1. Now More Than Ever 2. Truth in History 3. History's Politics 4. History's Future Further Reading Index
Control code
on1004266576
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
v, 142 pages
Isbn
9781509525546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004266576
Label
History : why it matters, Lynn Hunt
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
Contents
1. Now More Than Ever 2. Truth in History 3. History's Politics 4. History's Future Further Reading Index
Control code
on1004266576
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
v, 142 pages
Isbn
9781509525546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004266576

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