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Writing History: Theory and Practice

Publication Date: 2010

Edition: Second

Pages: 384

Writing History, Second Edition, provides students and teachers with a comprehensive overview of the emergence and development of history as a discipline and of the major theoretical developments that have informed historical writing. Instead of focusing on theory, the book uses key historical texts to explain key concepts and demonstrate the ways they have informed practical work. This new edition is fully revised, including new chapters on history and the social sciences, history and anthropology and the Annales and history. It is an invaluable introduction to the central debates that have shaped History.

Table of Contents

  • Notes on Contributors
  • Preface
  • Part One
  • The New Scientificity in Historical Writing Around 1800
  • The Rankean Tradition in British Historiography, 1840 to 1950
  • The Professionalization and Institutionalization of History
  • Part Two
  • Marxist Historiography
  • History and the Social Sciences
  • The Annales
  • Poststructuralism and History
  • Psychoanalysis and History
  • Anthropological Approaches
  • Comparative History
  • Part Three
  • Political History
  • Social History
  • Economic History
  • Intellectual History/History of Ideas
  • From Women’s History to Gender History
  • Race, Ethnicity and History
  • Voices from Below
  • Glossary
  • Paperback Copy £18.99
  • pb 9780340975152
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