The Resource History : an Introduction to Theory, Method, and Practice

History : an Introduction to Theory, Method, and Practice

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History : an Introduction to Theory, Method, and Practice
Title
History
Title remainder
an Introduction to Theory, Method, and Practice
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why should history students care about theory? What relevance does it have to the ""proper"" role of the historian?Historiography and historical theory are often perceived as complex subjects, which many history students find frustrating and difficult. Philosophical approaches, postmodernism, anthropology, feminism or Marxism can seem arcane and abstract and students often struggle to apply these ideas in practice. Starting from the premise that historical theory and historiography are fascinating and exciting topics to study, Claus and Marriott guide the student through the va
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
907.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
D13 .C5835 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
History : an Introduction to Theory, Method, and Practice
Publication
Note
5 Microhistories: cheese, worms, night battles and ecstasies
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unknown
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Publisher's Acknowledgements; Introduction: history matters; THEORY; Part 1 PERSPECTIVES AND THEMES; Chapter 1 Proof and the problem of objectivity; 1 History: a science or an art?; 2 History and the status of knowledge; 3 Choosing evidence, challenging interpretations; Chapter 2 The ordering of time; 1 Time, history, modernity; 2 Newton and the 'time reckoner'; 3 Time, history and the shape of things to come; 4 Events, people and periods: what is 'Victorian', when were the sixties?; Part 2 PHILOSOPHIES
  • 1 Herodotus and gold-digging ants2 Thucydides and reason: an historian for our times?; 3 What did the Romans ever do for history?; 4 Late antiquity, Christianity and the End of Days; Chapter 7 From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance; 1 European Christendom and the 'age of Bede'; 2 Peoples of the history book: Jewish and Islamic conceptions of history; 3 The Renaissance, humanism and the rediscovery of the classics; Chapter 8 The English tradition; 1 The Battle of the Books: Camden, Clarendon and English historical writing; 2 Constitutionalism and the whig interpretation of history
  • 1 The challenge of global history2 The origins of global history; 3 Enter 'new world history'; Part 5 APPROACHES & DISCIPLINES; Chapter 13 Visual and literary cultures; 1 Ways of seeing: paintings, photographs and architecture; 2 Film history and its conventions; 3 Literature and its uses; Chapter 14 Anthropology; 1 Pens and pith helmets: the influence of anthropology on history; 2 Functionalism and structuralism: understanding the Lord Mayor's Show; 3 Myths and history: Jewish conspiracies and th e 'blood libel'; 4 The 'dying god': Captain Cook and ethnohistory
  • 3 The'new Whigs': the school of J.H. PlumbMETHOD; Part 4 VARIETIES; Chapter 9 Political, social and cultural history; 1 High and low politics: a case study of the British Labour Party; 2 Social history and its legacy; 3 Cultural history and its expansion; Chapter 10 Feminism, gender and women's history; 1 History and feminism; 2 Women: hidden from history; 3 Gender and identity; Chapter 11 Public history; 1 What is public history?; 2 The consumption of public history; 3 Producing public history; 4 Public history as contested knowledge; Chapter 12 Global histories
  • Chapter 3 Enlightenment and romanticism1 Secular histories: Hume, Gibbon, Smith and Robertson; 2 Romanticism, national histories and the hero in history: Sir Walter Scott and Thomas Carlyle; 3 The legacies of Enlightenment and Romanticism; Chapter 4 From Hegel to von Ranke; 1 Hegel and the spirit of history; 2 Marx and 'historical materialism'; 3 Marxism in the twentieth century; Chapter 5 Postmodernism and postcolonialism; 1 Modernity and the Enlightenment; 2 Postmodernism; 3 Postcolonialism and the West; Part 3 HISTORIES; Chapter 6 Ideas of history: from the ancients to the Christians
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ocn868490036
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1 online resource (478 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317866084
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)868490036
  • pebco1317866088

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