New Perspectives on Historical Writing / Edition 2

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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'
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Editorial Reviews

Of his eleven essays, two are by the editor, Peter Burke, and both are superb...The contributions maintain an unusually high level throughout....Highly reccommended for graduate and undergraduate libraries.
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“Peter Burke has assembled a collection of well-written, thoughtful, and highly informative historiographical essays. Historians interested in what their peers in other fields are doing and those who seek to find out ‘what’s doing in history’ will find New Perspectives on Historical Writing well worth reading. . . . Burke must be applauded for assembling such a variety of first-rate essays in so many fields.”

“A must for all historians.”
—Carlo Ginzburg, University of California, Los Angeles

“A must for all historians.”

—Carlo Ginzburg, University of California, Los Angeles

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780271021171
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 632,152
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Burke is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Emmanuel College.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1 Overture. The New History: Its Past and its Future 1
2 History from Below 25
3 Women's History 43
4 Overseas History 71
5 On Microhistory 97
6 Oral History 120
7 History of Reading 157
8 Visual History 187
9 History of Political Thought 218
10 History of the Body Reconsidered 233
11 Environmental History 261
12 History of Events and the Revival of Narrative 283
Index 301
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