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Historians on History by John (Roehampton University, UK) Tosh
  

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Historians on History by John (Roehampton University, UK) Tosh

A follow-up to the bestselling The Pursuit of History, this Reader brings together the reflections of a number of major historians on the nature and purpose of their craft. They illuminate the different governing assumptions - political, social, personal - that have sustained these leading practitioners in their studies, and show how different influences and methodologies have impacted on them. In so doing, the book not only gives an insight into the great variety of aspirations and convictions that animate History as a discipline, but also brings into focus the key historiographic trends of the English-speaking world since World War II. Key themes which are highlighted include:The nationMarxismPeople's historyStructural historyGenderRaceQuantitative historyRanging widely from the earlier traditions and schools to the wake of postmodernism, authors represented include Braudel, Carr, Elton, Himmelfarb, Hobsbawm, Scott and Zeldin.This Reader provides the core reading for all History and Theory courses.

Reviews

This is an indispensable collection of accessible and stimulating extracts from historians whose works have shaped modern historical practice. This book is crucial reading not only for students of historiography, but also for anyone seeking a wide-ranging introduction to the foundational texts of the discipline.

Professor Robert Shoemaker, University of Sheffield, UK.


About the Author

John Tosh is Professor of History at Roehampton University.

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Book Info

Publication date

23rd October 2008

Author

John (Roehampton University, UK) Tosh

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Paperback
386 pages

Categories

Historiography

ISBN

9781405801683

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