The Pursuit of History (4th Edition)

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9781405823517: The Pursuit of History (4th Edition)

The essential introduction to the practice of history - revised with new features to ensure it is even more popular with students.


  • Tosh is consistently the best-selling Longman History textbook

  • The last 3 editions have achieved total sales of over 83,000 copies

  • The use of photos of significant people and events help make the text more lively

  • New layout and design enables readers to understand themes more quickly

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“An excellent introduction to methodology in history which will be read with advantage by historians at any stage of their development.”

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“Can easily be handled by the general reader wanting to know what is happening to history today.”

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This famous study examines important questions about historians and their work - Why do we study history? How do we construct our knowledge of the past? What are the limitations of historical evidence? What different kinds of history are being written today?

The subjects covered are difficult and sometimes controversial but John Tosh has proved himself an admirable guide in this celebrated work. His cool eye and lively pen make the issues clear and involving; and he makes the reader vividly aware of just how far our historical knowledge is conditioned by the character of the sources and by the methods of the historians who work on them.

 

In this 4th edition the main text is made even more accessible through a number of  new features:

 

  • Chapter opening summaries
  • Marginal glosses for difficult terms and concepts
  • Boxed sections at the end of each chapter dedicated to key events and people
  • Illustrative material throughout the text
  • Suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter
  • Section headings to facilitate navigation around the book

 

 

 

John Tosh is Professor of History at Roehampton University.

Seán Lang is Research Fellow in History at Anglia Polytechnic University.

About the Author:

John Tosh is Professor of History at Roehampton University.

Sean Lang is a Research Fellow at Anglia Polytechnic University and was formerly a sixth form teacher. He is also Director of the Historical Association Curriculum Project, developing a new type of history curriculum for pupils aged 14-19.

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