History: A Very Short Introduction

John Arnold
eISBN-13: 9780191540189

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There are many stories we can tell about the past, and we are not, perhaps, as free as we might imagine in our choice of which stories to tell, or where those stories end. John Arnold's Very Short Introduction is a stimulating essay about how we study and understand history. The book begins by inviting us to think about various questions provoked by our investigation of history, and explores the ways these questions have been answered in the past. Concepts such as
causation, interpretation, and periodization, are introduced by means of concrete examples of how historians work, giving the reader a sense of the excitement of discovering not only the past, but also ourselves.

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ISBNs 9780192853523, 019285352X, 9780192853523, 9780192853523, 0191540188, 9780191540189
Language English
Number of Pages 152