Practicing History: New Directions in Historical Writing after the Linguistic Turn / Edition 1

Practicing History: New Directions in Historical Writing after the Linguistic Turn / Edition 1

by Gabrielle M. Spiegel
ISBN-10:
0415341086
ISBN-13:
9780415341080
Pub. Date:
05/28/2005
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Practicing History: New Directions in Historical Writing after the Linguistic Turn / Edition 1

This essential collection of key articles offers a re-evaluation of the practice of history in light of current debates. Critical thinkers and practicing historians present their writings, along with clear and thorough editorial material, to examine the complex ideas at the forefront of historical practice.

This volume gives a synoptic overview of the last twenty-five years’ theoretical analysis of historical writing, with a critical examination of the central concepts and positions that have been in debate. The collection delineates the emergence of "practice theory" as a possible paradigm for future historical interpretation concerned with questions of agency, experience and the subject.

These complex ideas are introduced to students in this accessible reader, and for teachers and historians too, this survey is an indispensable and timely read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415341080
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/28/2005
Series: Rewriting Histories Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Practicing History, Theorizing Practice Part 1: Discourse and the Problem of Social History Part 2: Self and Agency Part 3: Experience and Practice

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