The Houses of History: A Criticial Reader in Twentieth-Century History and Theory / Edition 1

The Houses of History: A Criticial Reader in Twentieth-Century History and Theory / Edition 1

by Anna Green, Kathleen Troup
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814731279

ISBN-13: 9780814731277

Pub. Date: 03/01/1999

Publisher: New York University Press

Every piece of historical writing has a theoretical basis on which evidence is selected, filtered, and understood. This is as true of scientific empiricism as it is of poststructualism.

The Houses of History provides a comprehensive introduction to the twelve schools of thought which have had the greatest influence on the study of history in the twentieth

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Every piece of historical writing has a theoretical basis on which evidence is selected, filtered, and understood. This is as true of scientific empiricism as it is of poststructualism.

The Houses of History provides a comprehensive introduction to the twelve schools of thought which have had the greatest influence on the study of history in the twentieth century. Ranging from Empiricism to Postcolonialism, Marxism to the Ethnohistorians, each chapter begins with an introduction to the particular school, the main protagonists, the critics, and is followed by a useful section of further readings. From the classic, such as G. R. Elton's "England Under the Tudors" and E. P. Thompson's "The Making of the English Working Class," to the recent, such as Henrietta Whiteman's "White Buffalo Woman" and Judith Walkowitz's "City of Dreadful Delight," the diverse selections collected here bring together the leading historians and theorists of the century.

Comprehensive and accessible to undergraduates, The Houses of History is ideally suited to classroom use.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814731277
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
126,247
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1The empiricists1
2Marxist historians33
3Freud and psychohistory59
4The Annales87
5Historical sociology110
6Quantitative history141
7Anthropology and ethnohistorians172
8The question of narrative204
9Oral history230
10Gender and history253
11Postcolonial perspectives277
12The challenge of poststructuralism/postmodernism297
Index326

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