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From the Publisher“Peter Burke has done it again! Outstanding scholar of earlymodern Europe, Burke has added an important work to his writings onthe historian’s craft. From its nineteenth-century origins,"cultural history" appears here in its varied recent forms,shifting in its relation to social history, anthropology andliterature, and changing its terms, concepts and targets. Bothcritical and generous, Burke suggests the paths ahead. This lucidbook will delight any reader who wants to learn what contemporaryhistorians are up to and where they might go.”
Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto
“There is no clearer, more erudite, more humane voice inthe field of cultural history than that of Peter Burke. This bookis a delight, a tour in the company of a sure and steady guide tothe ways men and women in the past have tried to make sense of theworld in which they live.”
Jay Winter, Yale University
Acclaim for previous edition:
"What is Cultural History? is replete with usefulinformation. Professor Burke is excellent at giving the readerhandy sketches of the ideas of Michel de Certeau, Michel Foucault,Orientalism, the representation of the body, material culture, andso on."
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