River of History: Trans-National and Trans-Disciplinary Perspectives on the Immanence of the Past Peter Farrugia

ISBN: 9781280946608

Published: January 10th 2010

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River of History: Trans-National and Trans-Disciplinary Perspectives on the Immanence of the Past  by  Peter Farrugia

River of History: Trans-National and Trans-Disciplinary Perspectives on the Immanence of the Past by Peter Farrugia
January 10th 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 292 pages | ISBN: 9781280946608 | 3.68 Mb

The articles in this collection are dedicated to the proposition that human beings make history, not just in the sense of being agents of change in the here and now, but in the sense that we interpret, appropriate and make use of the past for our ownMoreThe articles in this collection are dedicated to the proposition that human beings make history, not just in the sense of being agents of change in the here and now, but in the sense that we interpret, appropriate and make use of the past for our own purposes in the future.

Covering topics that range from teaching history, to the concept of property rights and the discipline of history in the television age, these essays will radically alter the notion of how we make history. It will show that we are never fully able to bend history to our will, and that as we attempt to do so, we are often shocked at the turns it takes, despite our best efforts to shape it for future generations.



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