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The New History and the Old

Critical Essays and Reappraisals, Revised Edition

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$33.00 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674013841

Publication Date: 05/30/2004

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288 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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For this updated edition of her acclaimed work on historians and the writing of history, Gertrude Himmelfarb adds four insightful and provocative essays dealing with changes in the discipline over the past twenty years.

In examining the effects of postmodernism, the illusions of cosmopolitanism, A. J. P. Taylor and revisionism, and Francis Fukuyama’s “end of history,” Himmelfarb enriches her illuminating exploration of the myriad ways—new and old—in which historians make sense of the past.

Awards & Accolades

  • Gertrude Himmelfarb Is a 2004 National Humanities Medal Winner
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