The Practice of History / Edition 2

The Practice of History / Edition 2

by Geoffrey R. Elton, Richard J. Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631229795

ISBN-13: 9780631229797

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

This original and important book on the study of history is now available in a new edition. G. R. Elton's classic work is a wide-ranging, succinct and practical introduction for all students and general readers, and it makes a major contribution to the question "What is history?"

This book sets out Elton's experience in the study, writing and teaching of history

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This original and important book on the study of history is now available in a new edition. G. R. Elton's classic work is a wide-ranging, succinct and practical introduction for all students and general readers, and it makes a major contribution to the question "What is history?"

This book sets out Elton's experience in the study, writing and teaching of history. The author perceived the work as a manifesto, an explanation of his faith and practice of the subject. The book has become a classic text for students and teachers since its first publication in 1969. This edition includes a new afterword by Richard Evans which assesses the book's relationship to Elton's work as a whole, its impact on the historical profession and its lessons for historians today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631229797
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Purpose1
The Present Debate1
Autonomy7
Kinds11
Rivals21
Purpose35
2Research46
The Possibility of Historical Truth46
Facts and Method52
The Sources60
Evidence and Criticism66
Imagination76
3Writing81
Controls83
Patterns and Bias88
Style97
Audience105
Categories108
Length113
Analysis and Narrative116
4Teaching131
Undergraduate Teaching: What?135
Undergraduate Teaching: How?148
The Graduate Student157
Afterword165
Notes204
Index218

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