The Culture of History

The Culture of History

English Uses of the Past, 1800-1953

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Billie Melman takes us on a panoramic voyage of the 'culture of history' which developed in England after the French Revolution. She vividly recovers unexplored aspects of popular history, and unpicks notions of the uncosy past, a place of pleasurable horror and sensationalism, which survived into the 1950s. - ; In this original and widely researched book, Billie Melman explores the culture of history during the age of modernity. Her book is about the production of English pasts, the multiplicity of their representations and the myriad ways in which the English looked at history (sometimes in t.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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1 online resource (xii, 363 pages) : illustrations

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