Historians on History (2nd Revised edition)

Historians on History (2nd Revised edition)

By: John Tosh (editor)Paperback

1 - 2 weeks availability

£26.59 RRP £27.99  You save £1.40 (5%) With FREE Saver Delivery


A follow-up to the bestselling The Pursuit of History, this Reader brings together the reflections of a number of major historians on the nature and purpose of their craft. They illuminate the different governing assumptions - political, social, personal - that have sustained these leading practitioners in their studies, and show how different influences and methodologies have impacted on them. In so doing, the book not only gives an insight into the great variety of aspirations and convictions that animate History as a discipline, but also brings into focus the key historiographic trends of the English-speaking world since World War II. Key themes which are highlighted include: The nation Marxism People's history Structural history Gender Race Quantitative history Ranging widely from the earlier traditions and schools to the wake of postmodernism, authors represented include Braudel, Carr, Elton, Himmelfarb, Hobsbawm, Scott and Zeldin. This Reader provides the core reading for all History and Theory courses.

Create a review

About Author

John Tosh is Professor of History at Roehampton University.


Introduction. Part One: History for its own Sake. Fidelity to the sources. 1. V.H. Galbraith. 2. G.R. Elton. Empathy and imagination. 3. C.V. Wedgwood. 4. Richard Cobb. Part Two: Political Histories. History as progress. 5. J.H. Plumb. 6. E.H. Carr. The nation. 7. Herbert Butterfield. 8. Daniel Boorstin. 9. A. Adu Boahen. Marxism. 10. Christopher Hill. 11. E.J. Hobsbawm. 12. Eugene Genoves. Part Three: The New Radicalism. History from below. 13. Raphael Samuel. 14. Vincent Harding. 15. Alf Ludtke. Gender. 16. Carroll Smith-Rosenberg. 17. Joan Scott. 18. Gisela Bok. Postcolonialism. 19. Ranajit Guha. 20. Dipesh Chakrabarty. 21. Catherine Hall. Part Four: Learning from Historical Perspective. Persistence and change. 22. Marc Bloch. 23. Peter Laslett. Beyond stereotypes. 24. Michael Howard. 25. Howard Zinn. Qualified predictions. 26. H.R. Trevor-Roper. 27. Alan Bullock. Part Five: History as Social Science. New questions, new concepts. 28. Richard Hofstadter. 29. Philip Abrams. The authority of numbers. 30. Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie. 31. Robert William Fogel. Reactions. 32. Fernand Braudel. 33. Lawrence Stone. 34. Theodore Zeldin. Part Six: The Cultural Turn. The impact of Postmodernism. 35. Patrick Joyce. 36. Joan Scott. 37. Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt and Margaret Jacob. The new Cultural History. 38. Mark Poster. 39. Robert Darnton. Memory and culture. 40. Pierre Nora. 41. Katherine Hodgkin and Susannah Radstone. Part Seven: Beyond Academia. 42. H.R. Trevor-Roper. 43. Gerda Lerner. Further Reading. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/10/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781405801683
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 386
  • ID: 9781405801683
  • weight: 589
  • ISBN10: 1405801689
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly