Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History

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It seems that every major historian at one point in their career will write a book like this, a book that explains the discipline for other people, a way to emphasize it, and explores why we study it. This type of book is often used by history majors in Introduction to Historical Methods classes at universities, as a way to explain what historical methods are. With so many books written on this, it would be hard to imagine there is much more to talk about, but there always is. This is a collection of nine essays that explore the world’s historiography and the role it plays in modern times, and how, through culture and politics, it can help us better understand where we come from. While many average readers might feel a bit lost, students and other people interested in history will find this a worthy edition to the large collection of books that cover this same ground. Bernard Bailyn helps explain the roles we play as historians, and how they work to interconnect with each other. It is hard to find a book on this topic that is written this well.


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Author Bernard Bailyn
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Knopf
Publish Date 2015-Jan-20
ISBN 9781101874479
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Issue March 2015
Category History
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