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The New Nature of History : Knowledge, Evidence, Language - Arthur Marwick

The New Nature of History

Knowledge, Evidence, Language

Paperback Published: 12th July 2001
ISBN: 9780333922620
Number Of Pages: 334
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old

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This new title is a totally rewritten version of The Nature of History, first published in 1970, with revised editions in 1981, and again in 1989. Addressing the key questions of what history is, and why and how one studies it, this is a positive affirmation of the vital importance to society of the study of the past, and of the many crucial learning outcomes which accrue from historical study. There is a great deal of new material, engaging with and rebutting postmodernist criticisms of the history of the historians, and explicating more fully the author's pioneering work on how exactly historians analyze and interpret primary sources, and how they write their articles and books. This is a book for all readers interested in history, and for students and writers of history at all levels.

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'...passionate rebuttal of postmodernist criticisms of the mainstream positivist movement in hisorical science...' - International Review of Social History

Preface Introduction: The Battle of Basic Assumptions History: Essential Knowledge about the Past How the Discipline of History Evolved: From Thucydides to Langlois and Seignobos How the Discipline of History Evolved through the Twentieth into the Twenty-first Century The Historian at Work: Forget 'Facts', Foreground Sources The Historian at Work: The Communication of Historical Knowledge Theory, the Sciences, the Humanities Conclusion: Crisis, What Crisis? Appendix A: An Example of Learning Outcomes for a History Degree Appendix B: Examples of Aims and Objectives Appendix C: Writing History Appendix D: Glossary Further Reading Index

ISBN: 9780333922620
ISBN-10: 033392262X
Series: Knowledge, Evidence, Language
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 12th July 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1