Making History Now and Then: Discoveries, Controversies and Explorations

 
Making History Now and Then: Discoveries, Controversies and Explorations by David Cannadine
Published: 
July, 2008
ISBN: 
978-0230218895
Publisher: 
Palgrave Macmillan

This book brings together David Cannadine's most important reflections on how history has been written and made in Britain in the twentieth century. Empire, monarchy, parliament, the economy, culture, heritage and tradition: Cannadine casts his eye over some of the central topics of our age and their treatment by historians down the years, delivering rich insights into the nature and profession of history itself. Most of the essays included here were produced during his decade-long association with the Institute of Historical Research in London and they are framed by his inaugural and valedictory lectures there. The result is a remarkably coherent collection, which demonstrates yet again why Cannadine is one of the most thoughtful, original, incisive and readable historians of our time.

Fields: 
Area of Interest: 
British Studies
Historiography
Period: 
20th Century
Region: 
Europe