Sunday, January 08, 2017

Préparation agrégation anglais civilisation britannique 47 Le Royaume Uni à l'épreuve de la crise 1970-79

By now you should have quite a good knowledge of what happened in the nineteen seventies.
Remember  the question for the written exams is often very general (which is not the case for the orals).

There were not enough classes for us to look at the historiography of the decade. However, if you are writing, say, an essay for the written exam it is a big mistake not to say anything about the historiography: that is, to be able to name a few authors and their *different* views of the decade. Read the introduction and the conclusion of the history books that you have not had time to read, and remember the names of the historians.

The aim is to show that you understand that there are several different ways of looking at the decade.

This question is emphasized in the new issue of the Revue française de civilisation britannique, which came out a few days ago. It is also to some extent emphasized in my ebook "Britain in the 1970s, an annotated timeline."

Something else which is very useful is to search on the web for review of the history books which you have read - in this way you can see different opinions about the history book in question, which will help you emphasize the  variety of possible views.

You will find here a series of reviews on Andy Beckett's book, which is no doubt the best one.

Just click here

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