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attitude, himself contrasted the "hard core of facts" in history with the "surrounding
pulp of disputable interpretation" 4 — forgetting perhaps that the pulpy part of the
fruit is more rewarding than the hard core. First get your facts straight, then ...
the selection and marshalling of facts by the historian, to become historical facts.
Not all facts are historical facts. But the distinction between historical and unhis-
torical facts is not rigid or constant; and any fact may, so to speak, be promoted to
These differences in values spring from differences of historical fact. Or consider
the historical facts which in the last century and a half have caused slavery or
racial inequality or the exploitation of child labour — all once accepted as morally
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - msaucier818 - LibraryThing
This was the definition of a dry read. I read this for a graduate class, and my purpose in reading the book was to try and develop an understanding of how we think about research and the past. I did ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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It puzzles me that Carr was taken so seriously as a "distinguished historian" in British academic circles, considering that he spent the first part of his career championing appeasement of Germany and much of the rest admiring Stalin. Vollständige Rezension lesen
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