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BMGN: Low Countries Historical Review. 2010;125(4):108-110 DOI 10.18352/bmgn-lchr.7136


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Journal Title: BMGN: Low Countries Historical Review

ISSN: 0165-0505 (Print); 2211-2898 (Online)

Publisher: Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals (Publishing Services)

Society/Institution: Royal Netherlands Historical Society, Koninklijk Nederlands Historisch Genootschap(KNHG)

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History of Low Countries - Benelux Countries

Country of publisher: Netherlands

Language of fulltext: English, Dutch

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Barbara Henkes


Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

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Time From Submission to Publication: 40 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

<p><strong><em>Different Views on the Role and Nature of History<br /></em></strong>In his defence of the documentary series <em>De Oorlog [The War]</em>, Hans Blom stresses how recent studies, new source material and proven forms of presentation determined this renewed public history of the Second World War. In doing so, he and the television team would have managed to avoid political and moral positions. Instead, I emphasize that – since Hayden White at the latest – we know only too well how the selection and combination of any kind of information are crucial to the histories we present and the political/moral  messages that are implied. This exchange reveals the substantial differences in our views on the role and nature of history and I hope it will stimulate more critical assessments of audio-visual histories.</p><p> </p><p>This article is part of the <a href="/423/volume/125/issue/4/">forum</a> 'De Oorlog'.</p>