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CONTENTS List of illustrations Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Humanities and Therapeutic Education Chapter 2: History for its Own Sake 1 Introduction 2 The Holy Grail of Truth 3 'For its own Sake' 4 Straw Men? 5 Conclusion Chapter 3: Professed Purposes 1 Introduction 2 Transferable Skills 3 'Cultivation' 4 Myth Breaking 5 Theological confirmations and questionings 6 Obligations to the Dead 7 Conclusion Chapter 4: Hidden Agendas 1 Introduction 2 Political Puppetry: the case of Germany 3 Justifying the status quo 4 Discipline and Power 5 Gender in History 6 Conclusion Chapter 5: Life and Needs in Postmodernity 1 Introduction 2 Postmodernity 3 Centres and certainties 4 Order 5 Direction 6 Problems of identity: selfhood and others 7 Conclusion Chapter 6: History in Postmodernity: Future Prospects 1 Introduction 2 Closure and openness 3 Self, narrativity, and meaning: personal and national identities 4 Historic moments and empowerment: making choices 5 Colonising the future: towards a better world 6 Conclustion Chapter 7: Histories for Postmodernity: Some Aspirations 1 Introduction 2 Realism, pessimism, hope 3 History and myth again 4 The labyrinth of language 5 Transferable qualities 6 Conclusion Chapter 8 Histories for Postmodernity: Some Examples 1 Robert A Rosenstone and Japan 2 Peter Novick and the Holocaust 3 Sven Lindqvist and Bombing 4 Tzvetan Todorov and Hope Afterword Further Reading Bibliography Index
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History -- Philosophy.