Pursuit of History: Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of Modern History / Edition 4

Pursuit of History: Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of Modern History / Edition 4

by John Tosh
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405823518

ISBN-13: 2901405823516

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Pearson

This is a revised third edition of the best-selling introduction to the practice of history. Since first publication in 1990, John Tosh's groundbreaking guide to the study of history has helped readers find their way around difficult and sometimes controversial topics. Noted for its clarity, breadth and even-handedness, regular revision of the text has ensured it…  See more details below

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This is a revised third edition of the best-selling introduction to the practice of history. Since first publication in 1990, John Tosh's groundbreaking guide to the study of history has helped readers find their way around difficult and sometimes controversial topics. Noted for its clarity, breadth and even-handedness, regular revision of the text has ensured it remains completely up-to-date. Clearly structured throughout to lead the reader progressively through the issues, the book's judicious, non-polemical approach makes it a reliable and trusted resource. For readers interested in historiography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901405823516
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Third Edition.

Preface to the Third Edition.

1. Historical awareness.

2. The uses of history.

3. The raw materials.

4. Using the sources.

5. The themes of mainstream history.

6. Writing and interpretation.

7. The limits of historical knowledge.

8. History and social theory.

9. History by numbers.

10. Theories of meaning.

11. History by word of mouth.

Conclusion.

Further reading.

Index.

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