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The killing of history : how literary critics and social theorists are murdering our past / Keith Windschuttle
Bib ID 2344024
Format BookBook
Author
Windschuttle, Keith, 1942-
 
Edition 1st paperback ed. 
Description San Francisco : Encounter books, 2000, c1996 
xv, 372 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 1893554120
Summary

According to Keith Windschuttle, history today is in the clutches of literary and social theorists who have little respect for or training in the discipline. He believes that they deny the existence of truth and substitute radically chic theorizing for real knowledge about the past. The result is revolutionary and unprecedented: contemporary historians are increasingly obscuring the facts on which truth about the past is built. In The Killing of History, Windschuttle offers a devastating expose of these developments and a series of case histories that demonstrate how radical theory has attempted to replace the learning of traditional history with its own political agenda. [publisher]

Notes

Originally published: Paddington, NSW, Australia : Macleay Press, 1996. Rev. and expanded international ed.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Historiography.  |  Historicism.  |  History - Theory and criticism - Writing.  |  Race relations - Representation - Literature.  |  Culture - Theory and criticism - Postmodern.  |  Race relations - Representation - History.  |  Culture - Theory and criticism - Postcolonial.  |  Colonisation - Theory.  |  Australia.

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