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The Social Responsibility of the Historian

Edited by François Bédarida, Directeur de recherche, C.N.R.S., Paris

112 pages,

ISBN  978-1-57181-896-6 $24.95/£17.00 Pb Published (February 1995)

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At a time when the problems of the past have come to haunt many societies, the question of the social responsibility of the scientist and scholar, and of the historian in particular, has also once again become a topical one. In this volume seven internationally known historians consider this important question.


Subject: General History


Chapter 1. Historical Practice and Responsibility
F. Bédarida

Chapter 2. History and Rhetoric
P. Ricoeur

Chapter 3. Science and the Responsibility of the Historian
C. Meier

Chapter 4. The Social Function of History
E. Florescano

Chapter 5. The Historian between the Quest for Universality and the Quest for Identity
E. J. Hobsbawm

Chapter 6. The Double Responsibility of the Historian
A. J. Gourévitch

Chapter 7. History and Public Usage of History
N. Gallerano

Notes on Contributors

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