Modernizing England's Past: English Historiography in the Age of Modernism, 1870-1970

Modernizing England's Past: English Historiography in the Age of Modernism, 1870-1970

by Michael Bentley
     
 

What came before 'postmodernism' in historical studies? By thinking through the assumptions, methods and cast of mind of English historians writing between about 1870 and 1970, Michael Bentley reveals the intellectual world of the modernists and offers the first full analysis of English historiography in this crucial period. See more details below

Overview

What came before 'postmodernism' in historical studies? By thinking through the assumptions, methods and cast of mind of English historians writing between about 1870 and 1970, Michael Bentley reveals the intellectual world of the modernists and offers the first full analysis of English historiography in this crucial period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521602662
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/12/2006
Series:
Wiles Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
253
Sales rank:
388,270
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Prelude : after the whigs5
1Constitution and nation19
2Church and state45
3Empire and war70
4Ghosts and intimations92
5New historians, new histories119
6The new eighteenth century144
7Ideological environments169
8Modernist method194
Coda : after the modernists219

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