New Perspectives on Historical Writing / Edition 2

New Perspectives on Historical Writing / Edition 2

by Peter Burke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0271021179

ISBN-13: 9780271021171

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Penn State University Press

'Peter Burke has gathered together some of the most distinguished of the 'new'historians in a number of different fields-Scott, Darnton, Tuck, Levi and Porter-and asked them to reflect on their practice, and more widely of the practices of the particular historical guild to which they belong. The result is a book which is quite unlike anything else now available in…  See more details below

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'Peter Burke has gathered together some of the most distinguished of the 'new'historians in a number of different fields-Scott, Darnton, Tuck, Levi and Porter-and asked them to reflect on their practice, and more widely of the practices of the particular historical guild to which they belong. The result is a book which is quite unlike anything else now available in English. It will surely become required reading for anyone interested in the development of historical writing the twentieth century.' --Anthony Pagden, 'Kings' College, Cambridge'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271021171
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
449,786
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
1Overture. The New History: Its Past and its Future1
2History from Below25
3Women's History43
4Overseas History71
5On Microhistory97
6Oral History120
7History of Reading157
8Visual History187
9History of Political Thought218
10History of the Body Reconsidered233
11Environmental History261
12History of Events and the Revival of Narrative283
Index301

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