History has a History
Historiography is one of the essential tools for unlocking the past. Without it, history is a bloodless pursuit.
History has a history and don’t be afraid to admit it. That is the advice I would give any historian who wishes to write for the general public. The reluctance to deal with historiography was an issue raised at a discussion of Richard J. Evans’ latest book, The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914, which took place at the Institute of Historical Research in March.