History and Historians: A Historiographical Introduction

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For undergraduate and graduate courses in Historiography, Philosophy of History, and Historical Methods. Also an ideal supplemental text for Western Civilization and Intellectual History courses.

 

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.

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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

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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 seventh edition provides commentary on recent historiographical tendencies and trends, particularly in the areas of the cultural turn; subaltern studies; postcolonialism; “the weapons of the weak”; and the negotiation and distribution of power in human transactions over the whole spectrum of class, gender, and race. The bibliographies at the end of each chapter have been updated throughout.

 

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

 

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