Why History Matters

ISBN-10: 0230521487

ISBN-13: 9780230521483

Edition: 2008

Authors: John Tosh

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Does history matter? Does it offer anything more than just entertainment? And if so, what practical relevance does it have? John Tosh argues that we are in danger of missing history's principal contribution - to provide the basis for informed and critical understanding of the present.
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List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 4/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396

John Tosh has been at the forefront of British work on the history of masculinities for the last fifteen years. He has published "A ManAs Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England "(Yale), and with Michael Roper edited "Manful Assertions: Masculinities in ""Britain""since 1800 "(Routledge).He is also author of the classic introduction to historiography, "The Pursuit of History "(Longman), and has edited "Historians On History "(Longman).John Tosh is Professor of History, University of Surrey Roehampton.

Preface
Prologue: Britain in Iraq
Contending Histories
Other Worlds
Becoming Ourselves
Parallels in the Past
The Family 'in Crisis': a Case-Study
History Goes Public
The Citizen's Resource
Conclusion
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
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