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The Promotion of KnowledgeLectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002$
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John Morrill

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263129

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.001.0001

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What is History Now?

What is History Now?

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(p.29) 2 What is History Now?
Source:
The Promotion of Knowledge
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David Cannadine

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0003

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the evolution of historical writing in Great Britain. It discusses the unchanging essentials and criticisms that constantly characterised disagreements and discussions about the purpose and nature of history. It also highlights the problems and possibilities of history now and in the future.

Keywords:   historical writing, Great Britain, British Academy, centenary celebration, history

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