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What Is History Now? - Mr David Cannadine

What Is History Now?

By: Mr David Cannadine (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th April 2004
ISBN: 9781403933362
Number Of Pages: 172

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E. H. Carr's What is History? was originally published by Macmillan in 1961. Since then it has sold hundreds of thousands of copies throughout the world. In this book, ten internationally renowned scholars, writing from a range of historical vantage points, answer Carr's question for a new generation of historians: What does it mean to study history at the start of the Twenty-first century? This volume stands alongside Carr's classic, paying tribute to his seminal enquiry while moving the debate into new territory, to ensure its freshness and relevance for a new century of historical study.

Industry Reviews

'...he has assembled a distinguished team who convey, with spirit and lucidity, the scale and excitement of discovery that 40 years of specialization has produced.' - Blair Worden, Sunday Telegraph

'...should prove invaluable to graduate students and scholars...' - Claude Ury, History: Reviews of New Books

'Readers will find reliable and insightful information presented without recourse to jargon.' - E. A. Breisach, Choice

Reviews of the Hardback edition:

'What is History? strongly influenced the generation of professional historians who came to maturity in the following decades. 'What is History Now?' presents a timely review of the debate forty years on and an expert examination of present trends and anxieties.' - Norman Davies

'What is History Now? presents the ideal solution to the dilemma of how to reappraise Carr's book without burying it. If anyone were to provide an equivalent to What is History? for the early twenty-first-century, it would surely be David Cannadine.' - David Armitage

'At last, What is History? gets the successor it deserves...extremely readable and highly stimulating.' - Roy Porter

'...destined to become a must-have text for today's history students.' - Tristram Hunt, BBC History Magazine

'[Cannadine] has assembled a distinguished team who convey, with spirit and lucidity, the scale and excitement of [historical] discovery.' - Blair Worden, The Sunday Telegraph

Prefacep. vii
Prologue: What is History?--Nowp. 1
What is Social History Now?p. 19
What is Political History Now?p. 36
What is Religious History Now?p. 57
What is Cultural History Now?p. 80
What is Gender History Now?p. 95
What is Intellectual History Now?p. 113
What is Imperial History Now?p. 132
Epilogue: What is History Now?p. 148
Notes on Contributorsp. 162
Indexp. 164
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ISBN: 9781403933362
ISBN-10: 1403933367
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 14th April 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 14.6  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1

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