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What is History: The George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures Delivered in the University of Cambridge January-March 1961 (Pelican) Paperback – 1 Feb 1964

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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; 2nd edition edition (1 Feb. 1964)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140227504
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140227505
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,383,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'E.H. Carr...now proves himself to be not only our most distinguished modern historian, but also one of the most valuable contributors to historical theory.' - Spectator
'As a lively, challenging view of the purpose of historical inquiry and the role of the historian...What is History? has yet to be bettered.' - David Horspool, Times Literary Supplement

'There is simply no point in talking about the principles and methodology of historical research without referring to E.H. Carr's seminal work.' - Elliot Jager, The Jerusalem Post

'By situating Carr's book historically so well, Evans...[has] provided the strongest argument yet for leaving What is History? on the shelf as a theory-of-history primer for undergraduates and for its alternative use as valuable primary evidence for the history of intellectual politics in mid-20th century Britain.' - Simon Ditchfield, Times Higher Education Supplement

'Carr's What is History? is still essential reading for all historians. The new edition introduced by Professor Evans, a leading historian and an accomplished historiographer, provides an excellent insight into Carr's life and work.' - Jonathan Haslam, author of The Vices of Integrity: E. H. Carr (1892-1982)

'E. H. Carr…proves himself to be not only our most distinguished modern historian, but also one of the most valuable contributors to historical theory.' - The Spectator --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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'As a lively, challenging view of the purpose of historical inquiry nad the role of the historian ... What is History? has yet to be bettered'- TLS --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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