Contesting History: Narratives of Public History by Jeremy Black

By Jeremy Black

Contesting History is an authoritative consultant to the optimistic and destructive functions of the previous within the public enviornment and what this indicates for the that means of historical past extra commonly. utilizing an international, non-Western version, Jeremy Black examines the employment of background by means of the kingdom, the media, the nationwide collective reminiscence and others and considers its primary importance in how we comprehend the past.

Moving from public existence pre-1400 to the fight of ideologies within the twentieth century and modern efforts to discover that means in historic narratives, Jeremy Black incorporates loads of unique fabric on governmental, social and advertisement impacts at the public use of heritage. This features a host of in-depth case reports from assorted sessions of historical past around the globe, and assurance of public historical past in a much wider variety of media, together with television and picture. Readers are guided via this fabric through an expansive creation, part headings, bankruptcy conclusions and a particular additional examining checklist. Written with eminent readability and breadth of information, Contesting History is a key textual content for all scholars of public background and somebody prepared to understand extra concerning the nature of historical past as a self-discipline and concept.

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