"Martin Davies’ Imprisoned by History is an extremely important text. By demolishing epistemic and social myths about history and its social functions, it joins many other texts in today’s arts and humanities that struggle for an ‘outside’ working from the ‘inside’ of academia." – Sande Cohen, Emeritus, California Institute of the Arts, USA
About the Author
Martin L. Davies works in the School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester, UK, having previously lectured in the School of Modern Languages. Besides numerous articles he has written Identity or History? Marcus Herz and the End of the Enlightenment (1995) and Historics: Why History Dominates Contemporary Society (Routledge, 2006).