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The Resource Geoffrey Blainey : writer, historian, controversalist, by Richard Allsop

Geoffrey Blainey : writer, historian, controversalist, by Richard Allsop

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Geoffrey Blainey : writer, historian, controversalist
Title
Geoffrey Blainey
Title remainder
writer, historian, controversalist
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Allsop
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Geoffrey Blainey is often described as Australia's "greatest living historian", a writer whose prolific output includes such iconic books about the country's past as The Tyranny of Distance and Triumph of the Nomads. However, Blainey has also been a controversial figure. His 1984 comments about Asian immigration triggered a major political controversy. In turn, the reaction of his critics raised fundamental questions about freedom of speech and set the scene for the 'history wars' fought out in Australia over the past three decades. Many academic historians were amongst Blainey's critics. After 1984, Blainey became stereotyped as a "conservative historian" and thus outside the bounds of academic history, yet much of Blainey's historical writing, both in method and outlook, has been far from conservative. Geoffrey Blainey: Writer, Historian, Controversialist challenges simplistic descriptions of Blainey's work. It sheds an important light not just on Blainey's career, but also on the past and present practice of history in Australia
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allsop, Richard
Dewey number
B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blainey, Geoffrey
  • Biographies
  • Historians
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Geoffrey Blainey : writer, historian, controversalist, by Richard Allsop
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066268225
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 294 pages
Isbn
9781925835625
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1130052885
Label
Geoffrey Blainey : writer, historian, controversalist, by Richard Allsop
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066268225
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 294 pages
Isbn
9781925835625
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1130052885

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