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Martin, Ged

Overview
Works: 69 works in 202 publications in 3 languages and 4,290 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Biography  Guidebooks  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor
Classifications: F1032, 971.049
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ged Martin
Past futures : the impossible necessity of history by Ged Martin( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By nature, human beings seek to make sense of their past. Paradoxically, true historical explanation is ultimately impossible. Historians never have complete evidence from the past, nor is their methodology rigorous enough to prove casual links. Although it cannot be proven that 'A caused B, ' by redefining the agenda of historical discourse, scholars can locate events in time and place history once again at the heart of intellectual activity." "In Past Futures, Ged Martin advocates examining the decisions that people make, most of which are not the result of a 'process, ' but are reached intuitively. Subsequent rationalizations that constitute historical evidence simply mislead. All historians can do is to locate these decisions in time and explain not why they were made, but why then? To illustrate, Martin asks a number of questions: What is a 'long time' in history? Are we close to the past or remote from it? Is democracy a recent experiment, or proof of our arrival at the end of a journey through time? Can we engage in a historical dialogue with the past without making clear our own ethical standpoints? Although explanation is ultimately impossible, humankind can make sense of its location in time through the concept of 'significance, ' a device for highlighting events and aspects of the past. Through his queries and discussions, Martin is suggesting a radical new approach to historical discourse."--Jacket
Britain and the origins of Canadian confederation, 1837-67 by Ged Martin( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Reappraisals in British imperial history by Ronald Hyam( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Durham Report and British policy: a critical essay by Ged Martin( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain and the origins of Canadian confederation, 1837-1867 by Ged Martin( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Founding of Australia : the argument about Australia's origins( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A essential source for any survey of Australian history and a useful introduction to historical method
The Causes of Canadian confederation( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John A. Macdonald : Canada's first prime minister by Ged Martin( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of John A. Macdonald - Canada's first prime minister
The confederation debates in the Province of Canada, 1865 : a selection by Canada( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 3 February and 13 March 1865, the Parliament of the Province of Canada debated the negotiated confederation of the British colonies on the Atlantic seaboard, aimed at creating a union from Newfoundland to Lake Superior. As a public information exercise, legislators decided to produce a nearverbatim account of their deliberations. In The Confederation Debates in the Province of Canada, Peter Waite has made a selection of the most interesting and revelatory parts of the resulting thousand-page tome, making it easier to access one of the most important sources for early Canadian history." "In this classic analysis of Confederation, John A. Macdonald presses for the advantages of a strong central power, Alexander Galt puts forward the economic arguments for union, and critics of Confederation Christopher Dunkin and A.A. Dorion express their misgivings with prophetic insight. Book jacket."--Jacket
Bunyip aristocracy : the New South Wales constitution debate of 1853 and hereditary institutions in the British colonies by Ged Martin( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada's heritage in Scotland by Ged Martin( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes of old Canberra by Ged Martin( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History as science or literature : explaining Canadian Confederation, 1858-1867 by Ged Martin( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia, New Zealand and Federation, 1883-1901 by Ged Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Gibbon Wakefield : abductor and mystagogue by Ged Martin( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and Bengali and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canadian guide to Britain by Jeffrey Simpson( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian history : a play in two acts : inaugural lecture for the Chair of Canadian Studies by Ged Martin( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witness to the partition : India and Pakistan 1947-48 : the letters of Sir Fulque Agnew of Lochnaw Bt by Fulque Melville Gerald Noel Agnew of Lochnaw( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waltzing Britannia : a guide to Britain for Australians by Gillian Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada 1849 : a selection of papers given at the University of Edinburgh, Centre for Canadian Studies Annual Conference, May 1999( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Britain and the origins of Canadian confederation, 1837-67 Britain and the origins of Canadian confederation, 1837-1867
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Britain and the origins of Canadian confederation, 1837-67The Durham Report and British policy: a critical essayBritain and the origins of Canadian confederation, 1837-1867The confederation debates in the Province of Canada, 1865 : a selection
Alternative Names
Martin, Ged Stewart

Martin, Gerald Warren

Languages
English (135)

Bengali (1)

French (1)