ISBN-10:
0271021179
ISBN-13:
2900271021170
Pub. Date:
01/28/2001
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
New Perspectives on Historical Writing / Edition 2

New Perspectives on Historical Writing / Edition 2

by Peter Burke

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New Perspectives on Historical Writing / Edition 2

'Peter Burke has gathered together some of the most distinguished of the 'new'historians in a number of different fields-Scott, Darnton, Tuck, Levi and Porter-and asked them to reflect on their practice, and more widely of the practices of the particular historical guild to which they belong. The result is a book which is quite unlike anything else now available in English. It will surely become required reading for anyone interested in the development of historical writing the twentieth century.' --Anthony Pagden, 'Kings' College, Cambridge'

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900271021170
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Peter Burke is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Emmanuel College.

Table of Contents

Preface.

List of Contributors.

Chapter 1: Overture: the New History, its Past and its Future: Peter Burke.

Chapter 2: History From Below: Jim Sharpe.

Chapter 3: Women's History: Joan Scott.

Chapter 4: Overseas History: Henk Wesseling.

Chapter 5: On Microhistory: Giovanni Levi.

Chapter 6: Oral History: Gywn Prins.

Chapter 7 History of Reading: Robert Darnton.

Chapter 8: Visual History: Ivan Gaskell.

Chapter 9: History of Political Thought: Richard Tuck.

Chapter 10: History of the Body Reconsidered: Roy Porter.

Chapter 11: Environmental History: Richard Grove.

Chapter 12: History of Events and the Revival of Narrative: Peter Burke.

Notes.

Index

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An excellent overview of some of the more important recent developments in historical scholarship.
—Oliver Zunz, University of Virginia

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