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The New History and the Old

Critical Essays and Reappraisals, Revised Edition

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$35.00 • £30.95 • €31.95

ISBN 9780674013841

Publication Date: 05/30/2004

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288 pages

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

Belknap Press


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Himmelfarb has an intellect of steel as sharp as a razor. For those who enjoy intellectual debate and a concern for the value of the past, The New History and the Old is as splendid as an Olympic fencing match.—J. H. Plumb, The Wall Street Journal

One can only share Ms. Himmelfarb’s hope that we shall soon be allowed to ‘find a renewed excitement in the drama of events, the power of ideas, and the dignity of individuals’… [The New History and the Old] will serve as a powerful corrective to many unquestioned assumptions.—Neil McKendrick, The New York Times Book Review

Awards & Accolades

  • Gertrude Himmelfarb Is a 2004 National Humanities Medal Winner

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