The Undivided Past – David Cannadine

The Undivided Past - David Cannadine

Tytuł:The Undivided Past: History Beyond Our Differences

Autor:David Cannadine

ISBN:9780141036908

Wydawnictwo:Penguin

Rok wydania:2014

Typ okładki:miękka

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Opis

David Cannadine’s impassioned, controversial plea for us to recognise the importance of both equality and history

Great works of history have so often had at their heart a wish to sift people in ways that have been profoundly damaging and provided intellectual justification for terrible political decisions. Again and again, categories have been found–religion, nation, class, gender, race, ‘civilization’–that have sought to explain world events by fabricating some malevolent or helpless ‘other’.

The Undivided Past is an agonised attempt to understand how so much of the writing of history has been driven by a fatal desire to dramatize differences – to create an ‘us versus them’. Is is above all an appeal to common humanity.