” It’s unimaginable to meet a Pole or a German who does not know about the history of their country. But lots of English people don’t know the difference between Britain and England. “


” I do belong to the club which doesn’t see a distinction between academic history and popular history. “


” I don’t see why a book shouldn’t be intellectually sound, entertaining, and fun to read. Historians who write academic history, which is unreadable, are basically wasting their time. “


” Only by painting the great panorama of history, can the great history-reading public be entertained or satisfied. “


” History is very much bound up in family experience. “


” History must give the Poles the principal credit for bringing the Soviet bloc to its knees. “


” Each side tries to legitimize their aims by appealing to history, sometimes selectively choosing episodes and other times just by inventing history. “



All 7 Norman Davies Quotes about History in picture


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I do belong to the club which doesn
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Only by painting the great panorama of history, can the great history-reading public be entertained or satisfied.
History is very much bound up in family experience.
History must give the Poles the principal credit for bringing the Soviet bloc to its knees.
Each side tries to legitimize their aims by appealing to history, sometimes selectively choosing episodes and other times just by inventing history.

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