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Published by Taylor & Francis Group Plc in London .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL24272251M
ISBN 100203756991

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  Modern relativism and postmodern thought in culture and language challenge the 'truth' of history. This book considers how all historians, confined by the concepts and forms of argument of their own cultures, can still discover truths about the by: The book starts out with the evolution of man, specically the ways the human body evolved through evolution, mutation, and interbreeding with other hominids. The book then goes on to explain misconceptions with various empires, civilizations, dicoveries, conflicts, and people/5. The Truth of History. Modern relativism and postmodern thought in culture and language challenge the 'truth' of history. This book considers how all historians, confined by the concepts and forms of argument of their own cultures, can still discover truths about the past. Written in elegiac prose, Lepore’s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself―a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence―at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas―"these truths," Jefferson called them―political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of /5().

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  Matthew Fraser ’s task in his entertaining and provocative new book, “ In Truth: The History of Lies From Ancient Rome to Modern America,” which was published by Prometheus Books in . This book is interesting from a couple of perspectives. First, it was written by three outstanding historians (including Joyce Appleby, a leading colonial historian, and Margaret Jacob, the virtual guru of scientific history) in the late 's to repudiate what they saw as a postmodern attack on the integrity of history as a Cited by: The Truth That Leads to Eternal Life. The Truth That Leads to Eternal Life was a Bible study textbook published in and revised in (now out of print). The Guinness Book of Records included this book in its list of highest printings. Mr. Raphael is the author of PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, THE FIRST AMERICAN REVOLUTION, and FOUNDING MYTHS, which was just published. It’s been a quarter century since Frances.