By Marnie Hughes-Warrington
Revision and revisionism are regularly visible as ordinary elements of old perform, but they're underexplored in the growing to be literature on historiography. during this accessibly written quantity, Marnie Hughes-Warrington discusses this paucity of labor on revision in historical past conception and increases moral questions on linear versions and spatial metaphors which have been used to provide an explanation for it.
Revisionist Histories emphasises the function of the authors and audiences of histories alike because the writers and rewriters of heritage. via examine of electronic environments, photo novels and reader annotated texts, this e-book indicates that the ‘sides’ of heritage can't be disentangled from each other, and they are topic to flux or even destruction over time.
Incorporating diversified and arguable case reports, together with the French Revolution, Holocaust Denial and eu settlers’ touch with local american citizens and Indigenous Australians, Revisionist Histories deals either an in depth account of the advance of revisionism and a brand new, extra spatial imaginative and prescient of historiography. an important textual content for college kids of historiography.
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See also, for example, A. Cummins, ‘Caribbean Museums and National Identity’, History Workshop Journal, 2004, vol. 581(1), pp. 224–45; L. Gourievidis, ‘Representing the Past of Northern Scotland: The Highland Clearances in Museums’, History and Memory, 2000, vol. 12(2), pp. 121–41; S. D. ’, SubStance, 2010, vol. 39(122), pp. 52–70; and E. Buettner, ‘Cemeteries, Public Memory and Raj Nostalgia in Postcolonial Britain and India’, History and Memory, 2006, vol. 18(1), pp. 5–42. 9 F. Nietszche, ‘The Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life’, in Untimely Meditations, ed.
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