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Overview

History and Historians

A Historiographical Introduction

Seventh Edition

Mark T. Gilderhus

This concise, best-selling volume presents a thorough and comprehensive overview of Western historical thinking from ancient times until the present. History and Historians surveys the main issues and problems in areas such as historiography, philosophy of history, and historical methodology. The book strives for a balanced coverage and attempts to make the subject accessible to readers at all levels. This revised seventh edition provides commentary on recent historiographical tendencies and trends, particularly in the areas of the cultural turn; subaltern studies; postcolonialism; “the weapons of the weak”; and the negotiation and distribution of power in human transactions over the whole spectrum of class, gender, and race. The bibliographies at the end of each chapter have been updated throughout.

MAIN TOPICS

Aims and Purposes

The Beginnings of Historical Consciousness

Historical Consciousness in the Modern Age

Philosophy of History: Speculative Approaches

Philosophy of History: Analytical Approaches

Professional History in Recent Times

Culture Wars, Postmodernism, and Other Issues

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205687534
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/6/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 421,854
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Aims and Purposes

2 The Beginnings of Historical Consciousness

3 Historical Consciousness in the Modern Age

4 Philosophy of History: Speculative Approaches

5 Philosophy of History: Analytical Approaches

6 Professional History in Recent Times

7 Culture Wars, Postmodernism, and Other Issues

Index

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