Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 July 2020

416 Pages


ISBN: 9780198858720

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Why History?

A History

Donald Bloxham

  • Provides the most comprehensive study of the question 'why do we study the past?' by examining the way in which historians and many others have answered that question over the last two and a half millennia
  • Allows a reconsideration of the development of the historical discipline over the long term, recasting many familiar historiographical debates in new terms
  • Goes well beyond looking at the attitudes of individual historians and historical schools to set the development of the discipline into the context of intellectual, cultural, and political changes