The first chapter outlines four questions designed to assist readers in eliciting and understanding the theorisation underlying a work of history: authorial context, temporal framework, drivers of change, and subjectivities. Subsequent chapters begin with a succinct description of the ideas integral to a particular theory. The authors then explore the insights and controversies arising from the application of this model, drawing upon debates and examples from around the world. The principal theorists are identified, as are the major critics. Each chapter concludes with a representative example from a historian writing within this conceptual framework. A short list of references provides a guide to further reading in each area.
This newly revised edition of the highly successful textbook is the ideal basis for an introductory course in history and theory for students of history at all levels.
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About the Author
Anna Green is Associate Professor in the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies at Victoria University of Wellington
Kathleen Troup is Associate in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne
Table of Contents
1. The empiricists
2. Marxist historians
3. Freud and psychohistory
4. The Annales.
5. Historical Sociology
6. Quantative history
7. Anthropology and ethnohistorians
8. The question of narrative
9. Gender and history
10. The challenge of poststructuralism/postmodernism
11. Postcolonial perspectives
12. Public history
13. Oral history
14. History of emotions