History and Historians: A Historiographical Introduction (6th Edition)

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For undergraduate and graduate courses in Historiography and Historical Method. Also an ideal supplemental text for Western Civilization and Intellectual History courses. This text is a concise, brief, and accessible introductory text presenting a thorough, balanced, and comprehensive overview of Western historical thinking from ancient times through the present. Reaching to readers of all levels, it covers major areas such as historiography, philosophy of history, and historical methodology, as well as material on contemporary "culture wars" and current debates on post modernism.

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Surveying historical thinking in the West from ancient times until the present, this very accessible text focuses on historiography, philosophy of history, and historical methodology, introducing the main issues and problems to beginning students with thorough and balanced discussions.

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History and Historians

A Historiographical Introduction

Sixth Edition

 

Mark T. Gilderhus

 

 

This concise, best-selling volume presents a thorough and comprehensive overview of Western historical thinking from ancient times until the present. History and Historians surveys the main issues and problems in areas such as historiography, philosophy of history, and historical methodology. The book strives for a balanced coverage and attempts to make the subject accessible to readers at all levels. This revised Sixth Edition includes expanded coverage of postmodernism and the controversial questions it raised for historians in the United States and abroad. Also new is the placement of the reading, writing, and research chapter, which is now located at the end of the book for easier reference.

 

 

 

MAIN TOPICS

Aims and Purposes               

The Beginnings of Historical Consciousness            

Historical Consciousness in the Modern Age           

Philosophy of History: Speculative Approaches       

Philosophy of History: Analytical Approaches

Professional History in Recent Times    

Culture Wars, Postmodernism, and Other Issues      

Reading, Writing, and Research

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