Thinking History

Thinking History

by Peter N. Stearns

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780872291331
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 23
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Peter N. Stearns is provost and professor of history at George Mason University.

Table of Contents

Preface

The History of History and What History Can Be
History as Fact
History as Narrative Storytelling
History as a Model of Human Experience
History as a Moral and Strategic Example
History as a Habit of Mind
History as an Exploration in Change

Why Study History
History Helps Us Understand Peoples and Societies
History Explains How the Present Emerged from the Past
History Contributes to Understanding
History Teaches Skills for Living
History in the Workplace
What Kind of History?

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