In Defense of History by Richard J. Evans audiobook

In Defense of History

By Sir Richard J. Evans
Read by Julian Elfer

Tantor Audio 9780393319590
7.88 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781977377067

In his compact, brilliant, and compulsively readable account, Richard J. Evans shows us how historians manage to extract meaning from the recalcitrant past. To materials that are frustratingly meager, or overwhelmingly profuse, they bring an array of tools that range from agreed-upon rules of documentation to the critical application of social and economic theory, all employed with the aim of reconstructing a verifiable, usable past. Evans defends this commitment to historical knowledge from the attacks of postmodernist critics who deny the possibility of achieving any kind of certain knowledge about the past.

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In his compact, brilliant, and compulsively readable account, Richard J. Evans shows us how historians manage to extract meaning from the recalcitrant past. To materials that are frustratingly meager, or overwhelmingly profuse, they bring an array of tools that range from agreed-upon rules of documentation to the critical application of social and economic theory, all employed with the aim of reconstructing a verifiable, usable past. Evans defends this commitment to historical knowledge from the attacks of postmodernist critics who deny the possibility of achieving any kind of certain knowledge about the past.

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“It is difficult to imagine a stronger or more convincing case than Evans’ for the distinctiveness of historical knowledge as a mode of human thought.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Sir Richard J. Evans

Author Bio: Sir Richard J. Evans

Richard J. Evans is professor of modern history at Cambridge University. He is the author of In Defense of History, Lying About Hitler, The Coming of the Third Reich, and The Third Reich in Power, among other books. He appears frequently on television and writes for a number of publications; he has also been a keynote speaker at numerous universities and academic conferences around the world.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 7.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English