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Use and Abuse of History

Pieter Geyl

Use and Abuse of History

by Pieter Geyl

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Published by Shoe String Pr Inc .
Written in English


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Number of Pages97
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Open LibraryOL7413449M
ISBN 100208008276
ISBN 109780208008275
OCLC/WorldCa515942

The use and abuse of history by Friedrich Nietzsche, , Liberal Arts Press edition, in English - [2d rev. ed.]Cited by: The importance of history and its relevance to the present have seldom gone unquestioned in modern times. This is particularly true in the United States, born as the quintessentially modern nation, where the image of a vast open frontier and the unofficial state creed of limitless progress have diminished the importance of the past, and where the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson proclaimed that.

Home» Book» The Use and Abuse of History The Use and Abuse of History. Forward \”Incidentally, I despise everything which merely instructs me without increasing or immediately enlivening my activity. \” These are Goethe’s words. With them, as with a heartfelt expression of Ceterum censeo [I judge otherwise], our consideration of the.   A magnificent book, wise and timely Margaret MacMillan's polemical The Uses and Abuses of History is full of robust common sense This small compact book is one of the best summaries of the ways that history can be put into illicit ideological service Reviews:

  Her new book is a brief but invigoratingly panoramic survey of the ends to which these, and other historical narratives, can be put: the "uses and abuses" of history. Not, in truth, that her book.   A book which, as the title suggests, looks at the way history is used and abused by those with their own agendas. I am starting a Welsh history course in October and this has been a particularly useful pre-course reader. In one of its topics,it deals with the way nations "invent" their s:


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Use and Abuse of History by Pieter Geyl Download PDF EPUB FB2

Margaret's book about uses & abuses of history is in a way short but quite interesting. She manages to cover a wide spectrum of examples from all over the world where history can be comforting for some & painful for others & how humans try to use history & distort it, sometimes cleverly & sometimes by: The Use and Abuse of History is a collection of articles written by Finley in the early seventies on the subject of historiography, many dealing with the relationship between ancient history (in the sense of the history of classical civilisation) and other subjects.4/5.

Use and Abuse of History has become a key text of current historiography; this is a book that poses fundamental and disturbing questions about the use and abuse of history.

Engaging and challenging, this book confronts the reader with the many 'histories' that exist and have existed around the world, from the Zulu kingdoms to Communist by: The Use and Abuse of History takes as A pioneer in its field that has become a key text of contemporary historiography, this is a book that poses fundamental and disturbing questions about the use and abuse of history/5.

In this succinct analysis of the philosophy and method of history, Professor Geyl examines the prevailing concepts of history and the new “awareness of distance” from the past that was lacking in earlier historians. History, he points out, provides an elucidation of the present and its problems by showing them in perspective.

Use and Abuse of History has become a key text of current historiography; this is a book that poses fundamental and disturbing questions about the use and abuse of history. The Use and Abuse of History. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. Cosimo, Inc., - Philosophy - 80 pages. 0 Reviews.

[A]s long as the past is principally used as a model for imitation, it is always in. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk.

Software. An illustration of two photographs. The use and abuse of history Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This :   Between and Nietzsche published four “Untimely Meditations.” The second of these is the essay often referred to as “The Use and Abuse of History for Life.” () A more accurate translation of the title, though, is “On the Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life.” The Meaning of "History" and "Life".

"On the Use and Abuse of History for Life", ("Vom Nutzen und Nachteil der Historie für das Leben") offers—instead of the prevailing view of "knowledge as an end in itself"—an alternative way of reading history, one where living life becomes the primary concern, along with a description of how this might improve the health of a society.

It also introduces an attack against the basic precepts of classic. Share this book. Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Embed. Edit. Last edited by Clean Up Bot. J | History.

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[A]s long as the past is principally used as a model The Use and Abuse of History book.4/5(87). History is often hijacked through suppression, manipulation, and, sometimes, even outright deception.

MacMillan's book is packed full of examples of the abuses of history. In response, she urges us to treat the past with care.3/5(13). This selection of essays give some sense to the extent of his considerable learning. The most outstanding of these essays is the one that lends itself to the title of the work, the use and abuse of history.

In it Finley explores the ways that politicians throughout the beginning of time have used history to force forward their own agendas/5(3). Use and Abuse of History is the second essay in that volume.

The work itself, of course, is incredible. This review is about the translation/5(9). : The Use and Abuse of History (): Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm: Books/5(9).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Geyl, Pieter, Use and abuse of history. New Haven, Yale University Press, (OCoLC)   Use and abuse of history. Use and abuse of history.

by Pieter Geyl Published by Yale University Press in New Haven. Use and Abuse of History has become a key text of current historiography; this is a book that poses fundamental and disturbing questions about the use and abuse of history. Engaging and challenging, this book confronts the reader with the many 'histories' that exist and have existed around the world, from the Zulu kingdoms to Communist China.3/5(1).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Geyl, Pieter, Use and abuse of history. [Hamden, Conn.] Archon Books, [©] (OCoLC). Historical knowledge, this noted Dutch historian declares, should be a result of free investigation and criticism.

Since it deals with facts, not imagination, it cannot be cast into a predetermined mold to fit a unified pattern of arbitrary principles.

"The most we can hope for," he states, "is a partial rendering, an approximation, of the real truth about the past.".In History Out of Joint, Sande Cohen considers the ways in which historical narratives summon up a past and lay down a future in the ever-multiplying intellectual debates of contemporary public /5(2).COVID Resources.

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