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Responsible History (Hardback)

Antoon De Baets

Edité par Berghahn Books, United Kingdom, 2008
ISBN 10: 184545541X / ISBN 13: 9781845455415
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Titre : Responsible History (Hardback)

Éditeur : Berghahn Books, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2008

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. The abuse of history is common and quite possibly once more on the rise. Although this is well documented, there is no general theory that enables historians to identify, prove, explain, and evaluate the many types of abuse of history. In this book, the author, founder of the Network of Concerned Historians, presents such a theory. Reflecting on the responsible use of history, the author identifies the duties that the living has toward the dead and analyzes the rights to memory and history necessary to fulfill these duties. He concludes his powerful argument by proposing a code of ethics as a guide for responsible historians. This work is vital for any historian who wants to oppose and prevent the abuse of history. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9781845455415

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Synopsis : The abuse of history is common and quite possibly once more on the rise. Although this is well documented, there is no general theory that enables historians to identify, prove, explain, and evaluate the many types of abuse of history. In this book, the author, founder of the Network of Concerned Historians, presents such a theory. Reflecting on the responsible use of history, the author identifies the duties that the living has toward the dead and analyzes the rights to memory and history necessary to fulfill these duties. He concludes his powerful argument by proposing a code of ethics as a guide for responsible historians. This work is vital for any historian who wants to oppose and prevent the abuse of history.

Critique: "I can warmly recommend Responsible History to any concerned historian in need of a reliable compass for responsible conduct. I endorse Voltaire's words quoted in this book: `Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.' Responsible conduct is necessary because irresponsible conduct is dangerous."
-- From the Foreword

"It is lucid, well-strung and yet not shorn of the scholarly bind and rigor: pleasant and compelling." -- Ranjan Ghosh, University of North Bengal, India.

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