History and Historians : A Historiographical Introduction / Edition 4

History and Historians : A Historiographical Introduction / Edition 4

by Mark T. Gilderhus
ISBN-10:
0130115827
ISBN-13:
9780130115829
Pub. Date:
06/22/1999
Publisher:
Pearson Education

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History and Historians : A Historiographical Introduction / Edition 4

As a survey of historical thinking in the West from ancient times to the present, this accessible book focuses on historiography, philosophy of history, and historical methodology, introducing the main issues with thorough and balanced discussions. Chapter topics cover Aims and Purposes, The Beginnings of Historical Consciousness, Historical Consciousness in the Modern Age, Speculative and analytical Approaches to the Philosophy of History, Professional History in Recent Times, and Culture Wars and Postmodernism. For novice historians.

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ISBN-13: 9780130115829
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 06/22/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.29(d)

Table of Contents

Preface iv
Aims and Purposes
1(1)
The Beginnings of Historical Consciousness
2(26)
Historical Consciousness in the Modern Age
28(22)
Philosophy of History: Speculative Approaches
50(21)
Philosophy of History: Analytical Approaches
71(17)
Reading, Writing, and Research
88(19)
Professional History in Recent Times
107(22)
Postscript: Culture Wars and Postmodernism 129(9)
Index 138

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