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The Practice of History - Geoffrey R. Elton

The Practice of History

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This original and important book on the study of history is now available in a new edition. G. R. Elton's classic work is a wide-ranging, succinct and practical introduction for all students and general readers, and it makes a major contribution to the question "What is history?" This book sets out Elton's experience in the study, writing and teaching of history. The author perceived the work as a manifesto, an explanation of his faith and practice of the subject. The book has become a classic text for students and teachers since its first publication in 1969. This edition includes a new afterword by Richard Evans which assesses the book's relationship to Elton's work as a whole, its impact on the historical profession and its lessons for historians today.

Preface.

1. Purpose.

The Present Debate.

Autonomy.

Kinds.

Rivals.

Purpose.

2. Research.

The Possibility of Historical Truth.

Facts and Methods.

The Sources.

Evidence and Criticism.

Imagination.

3. Writing.

Controls.

Patterns and Bias.

Style.

Audience.

Categories.

Length.

Analysis and Narrative.

4. Teaching.

Undergraduate Teaching: What?.

Undergraduate Teaching: How?.

The Graduate Student.

Afterword. (Richard J. Evans).

Notes.

Index.

ISBN: 9780631229797
ISBN-10: 0631229795
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 21st January 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.17 x 16.27  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised