The Tyranny of the Discrete: Discussion of the Problems of Local History in England
Scolar Press, 13/02/1997
EAN 9781859282908, ISBN10: 1859282903
Hardcover, 152 pages, 23.1 x 16 x 1.8 cm
This work argues that, in the work of trained historians (and amateurs), English local history is weakened by a pervasive antiquarianism. It shows that this can be educationally damaging and also a waste of resources, going on to recommend comparative and regional studies, fuelled by debate.