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History

ISBN-10: 019285352X

ISBN-13: 9780192853523

Edition: 2000

Authors: John H. Arnold

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Series Copy Oxford's celebrated Very Short Introductions series offers concise, useful, and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction aims to provide a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed in its own right and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all readers an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introduction series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Questions about murder and history
The history of history
What really happened: truth, archives, and the love of old things
Escapes from the tower
Causation and interpretations
Telling stories, telling tales
Periodization and time
Objectivity, truth, and judgement
The role of the past in the present
Further Reading
Index