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In defense of history

Marxism and the postmodern agenda

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Published by Monthly Review Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Postmodernism -- Congresses,
  • Marxian historiography -- Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementEllen Meiksins Wood, John Bellamy Foster, editors.
    GenreCongresses.
    ContributionsWood, Ellen Meiksins., Foster, John Bellamy.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD16.9 .I55 1997
    The Physical Object
    Pagination204 p. ;
    Number of Pages204
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL663703M
    ISBN 100853459835, 0853459851
    LC Control Number97009239

    Evans's book has also been published in the U.S. as In D~fetue of History (New York, ) and in Germany as Fakten und Fiktionen: her dic~ Grundlugen historischer Brkerzntnis (Frankfurt, ). Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt, and Margaret Jacob, Telling the Truth about History (New York, ), The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5, published in the United States as Defend the Realm, is an authorised history of the British Security Service (MI5), written by historian Christopher was commissioned in December to write the history for MI5's th anniversary in , and was given "virtually unrestricted access" to much of MI5's files, as well as "no Author: Christopher Andrew.

      Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world.   Listen to In Defense of History audio book by Richard J. Evans. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Bestsellers .

    In Defense of Food saw almost immediate success, maintaining a six-week run following its publication on The New York Times’ bestseller list. Pollan is the author of several other works regarding the food industry, and has also appeared in interviews and documentaries, as well as his show, “Cooked.”.   The writing of academic history seems to be in a crisis. Historical monographs pour from the university presses—at least 1, or so a year—and yet have very few readers. Sometimes sales of academic history books number only in the hundreds; if it weren’t for library purchases, their sales might be measured in the dozens.


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