Writing History: Theory and Practice

Writing History: Theory and Practice

by Stefan Berger
     
 

Writing History: Theory and Practice, 2nd edition, provides an accessibly written overview of how the study of history is informed by a broader intellectual and analytical framework. Rather than focus on abstract theory, this book offers succinct explanations of the key concepts that illuminate the study of history and practical historical writing.

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Writing History: Theory and Practice, 2nd edition, provides an accessibly written overview of how the study of history is informed by a broader intellectual and analytical framework. Rather than focus on abstract theory, this book offers succinct explanations of the key concepts that illuminate the study of history and practical historical writing.

Part One of the book explains the emergence of history as an intellectual discipline from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century. Part Two examines different approaches, including Marxism, poststructuralism, psycho-history and comparative history. Part Three examines the application of a range of theories to particular fields such as politics, the economy, race, society and culture.

This fully revised edition includes new chapters on history and the social sciences, history and anthropology and the Annales and history. Writing History, 2nd edition, remains an invaluable introduction to the central debates that have shaped the field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340761779
Publisher:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Writing History Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
1The new scientificity in historical writing around 18003
2The Rankean tradition in British historiography, 1840 to 195023
3The professionalization and institutionalization of history42
4Marxist historiography63
5History and the social sciences83
6The Annales104
7Poststructuralism and history118
8Psychoanalysis and history141
9Comparative history161
10Political history183
11Social history203
12Economic history223
13Intellectual history/history of ideas243
14From women's history to gender history261
15Race, ethnicity and history282
16Voices from below: doing people's history in Cardiff Docklands299
Glossary321
Index323

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