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What is history?

05 Mar

“History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation”

Adrian Finn

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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in Books

 

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2 responses to “What is history?

  1. Daria

    March 8, 2012 at 14:28

    Very good quote and also very true. One of my favourite quotes about history is that by a German philosopher Friedrich Hegel: “The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.” I think it complements very well the quote above.

     
    • costastaliadoros

      March 8, 2012 at 15:39

      I got this from a great little book i read a couple of weeks ago. The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes. It won the Man Booker Prize 2011 and it’s very short (178pages i think). I am actually re-reading it.

       

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