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    • A Macat Analysis of Richard J. Evans's In Defence of History

    • By: Nicholas Piercey, Tom Stammers
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What is history? In his 2001 book In Defence of History, British historian Richard J. Evans debates the very nature of the subject. Certain thinkers known as postmodernists consider history to be not very far removed from a work of fiction, something based on a scholar's own interpretation of the past. Evans, however, argues that historians do not have free reign. Rather, they are constrained and enabled by the nature of the surviving evidence.

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