Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History

9780349140179: Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History

Unfailingly interesting (Andrew Holgate Sunday Times)

A stimulating, thought-provoking and in places quite humorous book that will be of interest to professional and lay readers alike ( Times Higher Education Supplement)

His critique is eloquent and lively, without rancour or cruelty (Felipe Fernandez-Armesto The Times)

Characteristically pugnacious (Jonathan Derbyshire Prospect)

Evans is at his best when dissecting the motives of right-wing thinkers ( SFX)

Wide-ranging polemic . . . Evans is at his best on questions of historical causation . . . Altered Pasts brings an impressive historical intelligence to bear on what are too often dismissed as parlour games ( Sunday Telegraph)

Evans is ruthless, forensic and totally convincing in demolishing this pretext, finding instead an even greater determinism, where the autonomous actions of a handful of great men set in motion enormous, immutable forces ( Guardian)

The place of Richard Evans in modern historiography - a distinguished place - is assured ( Times Literary Supplement)

One of the most important and prolific historians of our time . . . Altered Pasts provides much food for thought, not only for professional historians but also for general readers interested in how and why history is written in certain ways. Intelligent, lucid and engaging ( Irish Times)

A good read, which stimulates further reflection about the nature of history ( Financial Times)

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What would have happened had Britain not entered the First World War but stood aside as a neutral non-belligerent? What might the result have been had Britain concluded a separate peace with Nazi Germany in 1940 or 1941? How would the British have behaved had they lost the Battle of Britain and been conquered and occupied by the armed forces of Hitler's Third Reich? 'Altered Pasts' is a discussion of the historical and cultural significance of imagining the road not taken.

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Richard J. Evans
Verlag: Brown Book Group Little Aug 2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 0349140170 ISBN 13: 9780349140179
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Buchbeschreibung Brown Book Group Little Aug 2016, 2016. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 198x126x22 mm. Neuware - Historian Richard J. Evans imagines what could have been, and how alternative pasts could have shaped alternative futures. 'Evans is ruthless, forensic and totally convincing' 'Guardian' 205 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780349140179

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