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The Resource Other pasts, different presents, alternative futures, Jeremy Black

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
Author
Subject
Genre
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
CaPaEBR
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1955-
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Black, Jeremy
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Imaginary histories
  • History
  • Contingency (Philosophy)
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • History
Label
Other pasts, different presents, alternative futures, Jeremy Black
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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
ebr11081759
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253017062
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Other pasts, different presents, alternative futures, Jeremy Black
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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
ebr11081759
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253017062
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote

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