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The Past Is a Foreign Country

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In this remarkably wide-ranging book Professor Lowenthal analyses the ever-changing role of the past in shaping our lives. A heritage at once nurturing and burdensome, the past allows us to make sense of the present whilst imposing powerful constraints upon the way that present develops. Some aspects of the past are celebrated, others expunged, as each generation reshapes its legacy in line with current needs. Drawing on all the arts, the humanities and the social sciences, the author uses sources as diverse as science ...

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0521294800

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9780521294805

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The Past Is a Foreign Country
1988, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521294805

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The Past is a Foreign Country
1986, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521224154

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