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作者 Hunt, Lynn, 1945- author
書名 History : why it matters / Lynn Hunt
出版項 Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, 2018
國際標準書號 9781509525539 (hardback)
9781509525546 (paperback)
book jacket
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 民族所圖書館  D13 .H854 2018    在架上    30520020856267
說明 v, 142 pages ; 20 cm
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系列 Why it matters
Why it matters (Polity Press)
附註 "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"-- Provided by publisher
"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"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 116-129) and index
鏈接 Online version: Hunt, Lynn, 1945- History 1 Cambridge ; Medford, MA : Polity, 2018 9781509525577 (DLC) 2017060653
主題 History -- Philosophy
History -- Social aspects
History -- Political aspects
Historiography
HISTORY / General. bisacsh
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