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18 The Limits of History in Brief

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This chapter states in brief what the author has written at much greater length in The Limits of History. Yet the book is long, and life is short, and it would neither be honest nor polite not to acknowledge the pleasure this author takes in being given another venue for his ideas. The chapter divides the answer to the question in two parts. First, it presents the main points the author tries to make in The Limits of History; then it explains the method he used to get those points across. The Limits of History deals with history in the sense of a certain kind of knowledge, knowledge of the past, as well as the techniques by which such knowledge can be gained and the activities required to that end.

Keywords: knowledge; The Limits of History



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