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  • Ghost Of Their History And Past
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    Reading In the Dark In his novel, Reading In the Dark, Seamus Deane tells the story of an Irish Catholic family in Northern Ireland between the late Forties and early Seventies. He traces the path taken by a growing boy searching for and finding the truth about his family during this very tumultuous time and having to come to terms with what he discovers. Deane uses this family to illustrate the issues surrounding history that are central to the deeper understanding of his novel. He shows how th...
  • Very Negative Effect On The Truth
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    Josephine Tey's The Daughter of Time is a historical novel that looks at the belief that Richard, King of England, murdered his two nephews in order to maintain his power. This novel also supports the belief that the "truth comes out through time". In the novel the main character, Grant, is concerned with what he believes is a unknown fact of whether or not the long ago King of England was guilty. Throughout his search for the answer Grant discovers many history books which all tend to view Rich...
  • Non Exact Reproductions Of Art
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    John Berger's writing "Ways of Seeing" is a look into the world of art. Throughout his composition, he gives his opinions on various topics about art. Jane Tompkins essay "Indians: Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History" is a look into the world of history. Within her essay, Tompkins discusses her views on the quest of finding truth in history. She uses terms such as "relativism", the understanding that man or woman can never find the absolute truth in facts, and "epistemological quand...
  • History Amounts To The Search For Truth
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    To explain the impacts of postmodernism, we have to understand the very composite nature of postmodernism, which is a relatively new all encompassing philosophy and one that reputedly lacks a historiography. The nature of the title question is very philosophical to which an equally philosophical answer could be given - why? However I am not so bold as to give that as the answer. I will therefore endeavour to simplify and qualify, what I consider are, related factors and, where applicable, their ...
  • Objective Historians Of The Carr Variety
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    Edward Hallett Carr's contribution to the study of Soviet history is widely regarded as highly distinguished. In all probability very few would argue against this assessment of his multi-volume history of Soviet Russia. For the majority of historians he pretty much got the story straight. However, for several years there was disagreement about his contribution to the analytical philosophy of history. His ideas were outlined in What is History first published in 1961. For many today What is Histo...
  • Krishman 2 Utilization Of Jfk Oliver Stone
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    Dan Krishman English 1304 Paper Ass# 2 JFK: A Study of the Truth I don't believe that Oliver Stone nor any other individual associated with the research and execution of this film has the slightest idea about who killed President John F. Kennedy. The screenwriters blatantly admit this fact in mentioning that, "even the shooters don't know who killed JFK". This film is not concerned with the facts of the assassination, but with feelings. The film, JFK, accurately reflects the society's national s...
  • Absolute Truth In History
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    October 20, 2000 Telling The Truth About History I am writing a book review of Telling The Truth About History by Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt and Margaret Jacob. In this book, the authors' talk about the increased skepticism and the position that relativism has lessen our ability to actually know and to write about the past. The book discusses the writing of history, and how people are struggling with the issues of what is "truth. ' It also discusses the postmodernist movement and how future histor...

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