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What is History? Published in 1961, What Is Historyby historian Edward Hallett Carr discusses history, facts, the bias of historians, science, morality, individuals and society, and moral judgements in history.The book originated in a series of lectures given by Carr in 1961 at the University of Cambridge The lectures were intended as a broad introduction into the subject of the theory of history and their accessibility resulted in What is Historybecoming one of the key texts in the field of historiography.Nevertheless, some of Carr s ideas are contentious, particularly his relativism and his rejection of contingency as an important factor in historical analysis His work provoked a number of responses, most notably Geoffrey Elton s The Practice of History.Carr was in the process of revising What is Historyfor a second edition at the time of his death. Free Download What is History? author Edward Hallett Carr For Kindle ePUB or eBook – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk

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  1. This is a masterful study of the questions historians ask themselves and readers of history should ask themselves about the nature of the writing of history Is history a bunch of objective facts just put down by a disinterested bean counter called an historian Or is it a study of the past with the goal of shedding light on the present Is it a tale of the victors , as the losers in history are usually obliterated Is it cause and effect Is there a Spirit of History, a World Spirit a la Heg This is a masterful study of the questions historians ask themselves and readers of history should ask themselves about the nature of the writing of history Is history a bunch of objective facts just put down by a disinterested bean counter called an historian Or is it a study of the past with the goal of shedding light on the present Is it a tale of the victors , as the losers in history are usually obliterated Is it cause and effec...

  2. I bought a 50 copy of this book years ago on a bargain bin spree at either Housing Works or the Strand Until recently, every time I paged through it I couldn t help but deride its maddeningly simple minded premise in a series of lectures at Cambridge in the 1950s, Carr set out to actually answer the question what is history.Is history a science Are there causes for historical events What is fact And, yes, this is as boring as one might expect You advance through a few pages of this kind I bought a 50 copy of this book years ago on a bargain bin spree at either Housing Works or the Strand Until recently, every time I paged through it I couldn t help but deride its maddeningly simple minded premise in a series of lectures at Cambridge in the 1950s, Carr se...

  3. Exploring the study of history31 December 2011 This book is not actually a book on history per se but rather an exploration of the discipline of history This is the main reason that I consider it philosophy as it is not looking at a specific historical event, or looking at the history of civilisation but rather taking a step back and exploring what it is that historians do This is something that many of us generally take foregranted when we look and an historical event Many of us will discuss Exploring the study of history31 December 2011 This book is not actually a book on history per se but rather an exploration of the discipline of history This is the main reason that I consider it philosophy as it is not looking at a specific historical event, or looking at the history of civilisation but rather taking a step back and exploring what it is that historians do This is something that many of us generally take foregranted when we look and an historical event Many of us will discuss the reasons behind the event and the ...

  4. Objective RealityLet me begin by stating my personal objectivist viewpoint There is only one single objective reality Either some event in the past happened, or it did not Someone s opinion does not change that fact For example, on January 10, 49 BC Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River with some of his soldiers Or he did not There is only one correct answer.The Hard Truth about Historical FactsSo is the job of the historian is simply to collect up all the objective facts, and an accurat Objective RealityLet me begin by stating my personal objectivist viewpoint There is only one single objective reality Either some event in the past happened, or it did not Someone s opinion does not change that fact For example, on January 10, 49 BC Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River with some of his soldiers Or he did not There is only one correct answer.The Hard Truth about Historical FactsSo is the job of the historian is simply to collect up all the objective facts, and an accurate account of what actually happened will automatically follow Carr points out a few problems with this Positivist view.First, we cannot directly observe anything that happened in the past We rely on the acc...

  5. I first read What is History as part of a philosophy of history class I believe that the course was given by Aristotle and the book was written on papyrus I recall being less critical of it at that time in any case I would still suggest it as a good introduction to issues in historiography I would, however, suggest caution in taking Carr at face value He has numerous axes to grind and theories to support My major criticism is that he seems to have been a bit disingenuous in putting his arg I first read What is History as part of a philosophy of history class I believe that the course was giv...

  6. Excerpt from my essay Carr quickly discredits the notion of history as a universal entity, lambasting Acton s proposal of an ultimate history by indicating that such a concept imposes a complete separation between subject and object The 19th century positivist claim that history is a pure science is a false conviction based not on reality but rather, as Carr calls it, a cult of facts Factuality comprises merely one aspect of the historian s task To have meaning, facts must be properly ana Excerpt from my essay Carr quickly discredits the notion of history as a universal entity, lambasting Acton s proposal of an ultimate history by indicating that such a concept imposes a complete separation between subject and object The 19th century positivist claim that history is a pure science is a false conviction based not on reality but rather, as Carr calls it, a cult of facts Factuality comprises merely one aspect of the historian s task To have meaning, facts must be properly analyzed and assembled by an individual, the...

  7. I am now 47 years, and I read this one when I was 20 It was in my first university or college, if you are American and its reading marked me deeply It came with the emotion of the first really serious studying book And it made me think a lot...

  8. I kinda of liked it It is a bit repetitive at times, and I found myself agreeing and disagreeing with Carr though that should not matter.

  9. I am not sure how I am going to be able to review this, albeit short 52 pages out of 177 contain EH Carrs lecture the rest being several prefaces, notes and an index and quite heavy take on the stated subject I had to read this many years ago when I was studying and did not get on that well with it then and being a glutton for punishment that I am, I thought I would re read it and may just appreciate it Wrong It is not that academic, EH Carr writes well, but it is heavy and again I was I am not sure how I am going to be able to review this, albeit short 52 pages out of 177 contain EH Carrs lecture the rest being several prefaces, notes and an index and quite heavy take on the stated subject I had to read this many years ago when I ...

  10. Although he penned an immense collection of writings on the Soviet Union and international relations, most historians outside of his speciality know E H Carr as the author of What is History , a historiographical work that challenged the traditional mindset of the field of history Organized as a transcript of a series of lectures he gave on the subject, Carr attempts to answer the work s eponymous question by examining trends, and several key scholars, over the field s development and rejecti Although he penned an immense collection of writings on the Soviet Union and international relati...