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on 17 February 2001
In Defence of History gives a fascinating and often witty insight into the established standard text for the undergraduate historian. Namely E H Carr's What is History? Where Carr provided an excellent, although in places difficult to read manual for historical research. R J Evans rather than providing a new way, questions the validity of Carr's method for establishing what is a historical fact. In Defence of History follows an identical format, including the exact chapter headings found in What is History?, which allows easy comparison between texts. In essence R J Evans offers nothing new to the process of historical research and in this sense cannot be counted as a great historian such as Carr and Elton. He does however offer an easily accessible re work of Carr's established theory. Evans includes a brief discussion of the problems post modernism presents for history and historians. Although tends to take the view that history does not need defending against the revisionist attack. Ostensibly In Defence of History is a pleasure to read and valuable to historians either professional or amateur. Although in my opinion it will not replace E.H Carr's What is history? But rather be used in conjunction with, to provide the best result.
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