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Classics of Applied History

  • Published: 28 November, 2023

The admonition that we should learn from history is well known. But what does it actually mean? Advocates of applied history argue that historical studies can be used in practice and provide guidance for the future.

Decision-makers and political leaders of today battle with the same big societal questions that historians have been doing since Ancient Greece. Each generation of historians has also developed their research based on previous ideas and knowledge, with the goal to understand their own era by studying the past.

In Classics of Applied History a wide range of texts is presented. They take a broad approach to how historical knowledge has been created, taught, and used through different periods. Each text is presented and placed in its historical context by a contemporary historian who creates both an overview of, as well as insight into, this always topical subject.

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