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History, its purpose and method


This treatise of historical methodology, originally published in 1950 is based upon a liberal conception of history which excludes no narrator of past events from the ranks of historians. It defines history as the accurate story which preserves the memory of the past experiences of human societies. The functionof history determines its method and provides the answer to the question: how secure is our knowledge of the past? In the author's view, history is empirical and its results are for ever provisional. The relative ...

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History: Its Purpose and Method
2018, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138645042


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2016, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138644908


History, its purpose and method
1982, Mercer University Press, Macon, Ga.

ISBN-13: 9780865540361


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