How objective are our history books? In this most recent addition to the Writing History Series,Writing the History of Memory examines the critical role that memory plays in the writing of history.This book is essential reading for any students wanting to understand how the past has been remembered. Memory is often thought to be the much more subjective form of history, but this book points to the many forms of memory that make up our interpretation of history. Museums, exhibitions, memorials and speeches are all forms of public history that this collection brings together and analyzes. Written by specialists in the field,Writing the History of Memoryexamines topics such as oral history, generational and collective memory. It provides a groundbreaking introduction into the application of memory theory by historians.