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History and Historians: A Historiographical Introduction / Edition 5
     

History and Historians: A Historiographical Introduction / Edition 5

by Mark T. Gilderhus
 

ISBN-10: 0130448249

ISBN-13: 9780130448248

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Pearson

History and Historians

A Historiographical Introduction

Sixth 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

Overview

History and Historians

A Historiographical Introduction

Sixth 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 Sixth Edition includes expanded coverage of postmodernism and the controversial questions it raised for historians in the United States and abroad. Also new is the placement of the reading, writing, and research chapter, which is now located at the end of the book for easier reference.

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

Reading, Writing, and Research

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130448248
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.29(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

8. Reading, Writing, and Research

Index

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