Writing Contemporary History

Writing Contemporary History

by Robert Gildea
     
 

Writing Contemporary History brings together some of the world's most pre-eminent historians to discuss the core issues confronting students of contemporary history today. Tackling ten key questions of current historiographical debate, each chapter sets in parallel and in opposition the contributions of two scholars. Questions include: Does gender history have

Overview

Writing Contemporary History brings together some of the world's most pre-eminent historians to discuss the core issues confronting students of contemporary history today. Tackling ten key questions of current historiographical debate, each chapter sets in parallel and in opposition the contributions of two scholars. Questions include: Does gender history have a future? When does colonial history end? What is cultural history now about? This volume takes to heart the central rationale of the Writing History series, namely to combine theoretical reflection with the practice of producing historical texts. It introduces the reader to a variety of important theoretical approaches in the field of contemporary history writing and asks how these approaches have shaped historical writing in this important sub-discipline. Writing Contemporary History an invaluable introduction to the central debates that have shaped the field of contemporary history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340950005
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/25/2008
Series:
Writing History Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Gildea is Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford.

Anne Simonin is Senior Researcher at the French National Scientific Center.

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