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    Using History (Hodder Arnold Publication) (Paperback) By (author) Jeremy Black

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    DescriptionTo travel round the world is to be reminded of the very public presence of history, of the past as issue and identity. Yet this is widely underrated. The main reason for the discrepancy is the contrast between the ethos and methods that are central to the modern notion of scholarship that focus on questions, and history as it is appropriated and used by the state, the media, and the national collective memory in which the emphasis is on simplistic answers. Rather than seeing academics as the drivers of historical assessments, the central claim of this study is that developments in the public usage of history are crucial to the understanding of the past, and that these developments stem largely from political pressures. Using History is the first book to tackle public, non-academic history for the student and general reader. Furthermore, it does so from a truly global perspective as opposed to focusing on the traditional Western-dominated model.

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    Using History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeremy Black
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    ISBN 13: 9780340888933
    ISBN 10: 0340888938

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC subject category V2: H
    DC22: 901
    Abridged Dewey: 901
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
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    LC classification: D16.8 .B53 2005
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NH
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Hodder Arnold
    Publication date
    04 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London, England
    Author Information
    Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter
    Review quote
    Black deftly describes the way public history is distorted, manipulated, and used by governments and groups, but he never falls back on a nihilistic relativism... Historians, college students, and all those interested in the uses of history will find this frequently witty book to be fascinating. History