The Changing Past. Trends in South African historical writing.


Written history often tells us more about the historian’s own times than it dors of the times about which he is writing.The historians and the way in which each generation has rewtitten history in the light of its own preoccupations is the subject of “The Changing Past”This is the first book-length survey in English that covers all the main trends in South African historiography.Starting with the first documents and histories,it goes on to trace the 19th century British and settler “schools”Afrikaans historiography from its pre-academic 19th century phase to the present,and the liberal historians who struck out in a new direction from the 1920’s.

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Limp printed glossy card covers,in v/g clean and sharp condition.Size 9×6 pp240,inc,index,notes to text,plates as portrates.Hinges strong.Binding good to firm.No foxing,staining or browning.There is some pencil marking in the margins,and some of the text has been highlighted in green here and there.Which has spoilt the book,and there is a signature and date on the ff/ep,and inside back civer.Otherwise nice and clean throughout.


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