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Other pasts, different presents, alternative futures, Jeremy Black

Label
Other pasts, different presents, alternative futures
Title
Other pasts, different presents, alternative futures
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Black
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What if there had been no World War I or no Russian Revolution? What if Napoleon had won at Waterloo in 1815, or if Martin Luther had not nailed his complaints to the church door at Wittenberg in 1517, or if the South had won the American Civil War? The questioning of apparent certainties or 'known knowns' can be fascinating and, indeed, 'What if?' books are very popular. However, this speculative approach, known as counterfactualism, has had limited impact in academic histories, historiography, and the teaching of historical methods. In this book, Jeremy Black offers a short guide to the subject, one that is designed to argue its value as a tool for public and academe alike. Black focuses on the role of counterfactualism in demonstrating the part of contingency, and thus human agency, in history, and the salutary critique the approach offers to determinist accounts of past, present, and future"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Black, Jeremy
Dewey number
900
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
D210
LC item number
.B536 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imaginary histories
  • History
  • Contingency (Philosophy)
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • History
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Contingency (Philosophy)
  • History
  • History
  • Imaginary histories
Label
Other pasts, different presents, alternative futures, Jeremy Black
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A personal note on life and times -- Types of history -- Power and the struggle for imperial mastery -- The West and the rest -- Britain and France, 1688-1815 -- Counterfactualism in military history -- Into the future -- Skepticism and the historian -- Conclusions -- Postscript
Control code
894026182
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780253016973
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015006248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894026182
Label
Other pasts, different presents, alternative futures, Jeremy Black
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A personal note on life and times -- Types of history -- Power and the struggle for imperial mastery -- The West and the rest -- Britain and France, 1688-1815 -- Counterfactualism in military history -- Into the future -- Skepticism and the historian -- Conclusions -- Postscript
Control code
894026182
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780253016973
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015006248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894026182

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