The Future of History

The Future of History

by Alun Munslow


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230232426
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 08/15/2010
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

ALUN MUNSLOW is Visiting Professor at the University of Chichester, UK. He is Series Editor of History: Concepts, Theories and Practice (Pearson), and UK Editor of Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice (Taylor and Francis). He has published two books on American history and eight on the nature of history of which the most recent is Narrative and History (Palgrave Macmillan).

Table of Contents

Preface viii

Introduction 1

Part I

1 The Epistemological Problem for Historians 15

2 What Do Conventional Historians Believe? 33

3 Scepticism, Relativism and Ethics 54

4 Irony 78

5 Self, Standpoint and Subjectivity 102

Part II

6 Responsibility 123

7 History and Aesthetics 135

8 Authorship 148

9 Form before Content 168

10 Experimental History 182

11 Expressionist History 202

Conclusion 221

Notes 224

Glossary 272

Further Reading 281

Index 288

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The first stop for anyone thinking about history's current state and its future possibilities' - Keith Jenkins, Emeritus Professor of Historical Theory, University of Chichester

'This is daring and will, or at least should, impact the practice of history, giving aid and hope to those who wish to break free of the constraints of traditional practice.' - Robert A. Rosenstone, Professor of History, California Institute of Technology

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