Classics of Applied History: Lessons of the Past (Hardcover)

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Classics of Applied History: Lessons of the Past (Hardcover)

By John Bew (Editor), Mattias Hessérus (Editor), Hal Brands (Editor)

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How history is written: an anthology of classic texts from Thucydides and Machiavelli to Nietzsche and E.H. Carr

The admonition that we should learn from history is a well-known truism, but what does that actually mean? In other words, what is history? This anthology compiles the best-known discussions of the topic. From Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, Machiavelli's Discourses and Friedrich Nietzsche's "The Use and Abuse of History" to more contemporary studies on the subject such as E.H. Carr's What Is History?, the excerpts gathered here offer a comprehensive overview of how history is created and recorded.
Contributors include: Lord Acton, Graham Allison, Carl Becker, J.B. Bury, Herbert Butterfield, E.H. Carr, Johann Gustav Droyson, Niall Ferguson, John Lewis Gaddis, Pieter Geyl, J.H. Hexter, Michael Howard, Niccolo Machiavelli, Margaret MacMillan, Ernest May, Richard Neustadt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Polybius, John Robert Seeley, Benjamin F. Shambaugh, Thucydides, Leopold von Ranke and Philip Zelikow.

Product Details ISBN: 9789189425064
ISBN-10: 9189425065
Publisher: Bokforlaget Stolpe
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 200
Language: English