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Why History Matters (2nd Edition)

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Does history matter? Is it anything more than entertainment? And if so, what practical relevance does it have? In this fully revised second edition of a seminal text, John Tosh persuasively argues that history is...

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Does history matter? Is it anything more than entertainment? And if so, what practical relevance does it have? In this fully revised second edition of a seminal text, John Tosh persuasively argues that history is central to an informed and critical understanding of topical issues in the present. Including a range of contemporary examples from Brexit to child sexual abuse to the impact of the internet, this is an important and practical introduction for all students of history.

Inspiring and empowering, this book provides both students and general readers with a stimulating and practical rationale for the study of history. It is essential reading for all undergraduate students of history who require an important and practical introduction to the subject. 

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  • Articulates the importance of History in making sense of  current affairs
  • Thoroughly updated coverage of new topical issues such as the Syrian refugee crisis
  • Written by a leading historian



  • Illustrative examples and case studies are fully updated
  • Features a postscript on British historians and Brexit
  • Bibliography is heavily revised



Preface
Prologue: Britain in Iraq
Contending Histories
Other Worlds
Becoming Ourselves
Parallels in the Past
The Family in Crisis: a Case-Study
History Goes Public
The Citizen's Resource
Conclusion
Postscript: British Historians and Brexit
Notes
Select Bibliography.

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John Tosh is Professor of History at the University of Roehampton, UK, Visiting Professor at Birkbeck University of London and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is well known for his introductory text The Pursuit of History (6th edition, 2015). He has  also published widely on the history of masculinities in Britain, notably A Man’s Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England (2007).

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John Tosh is Professor of History at the University of Roehampton, UK, Visiting Professor at Birkbeck University of London and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is well known for his introductory text The Pursuit of History (6th edition, 2015). He has  also published widely on the history of masculinities in Britain, notably A Man’s Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England (2007).

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