Margaret MacMillan

For the Love of History is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Margaret MacMillan, Professor of History at the University of Toronto and emeritus Professor of International History and the former warden of St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. This wide-ranging conversation examines her research on patriotism and nationalism, which are essential themes of her lifelong work on 19th and 20th history. 

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Perpetual Revisionism, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

  1. The Historical Enterprise – Investigating the subtleties
  2. Historical Value – Reevaluating the present and connecting with the past
  3. Pride and Prejudice – Patriotism vs. nationalism
  4. Professional Insights –  An insider’s view
  5. Living Historically – Following your passion




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For the Love of History is also part of the five-part Ideas Roadshow CollectionConversations About History, Volume 3, which is available in both paperback and electronic format.