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HISTORIOGRAPHY


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en Limba Engleză Paperback – September 2007
Historiography can be a daunting term for those not familiar with it. This book presents the key ideas behind the term, in a clear and accessible fashion. The opening chapters introduce the reader to the practices that characterise the subject, while the final chapters address the History of Nazism, Gender History and Cultural History, and seek to demonstrate that the historiographies of these sub-disciplines grow and develop in response to changes within society at large.
This book aims to show that History is not simply an academic subject, but an active and contested factor shaping the nature of the societies we live in. As politicians, in particular, seek to validate their actions by drawing parallels between the past and present, an ability to test these claims for logic and coherence, and to assess the evidence used to support them becomes not simply a valuable academic skill, but a vital requirement for active citizenship.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780719072857
ISBN-10: 0719072859
Pagini: 155
Dimensiuni: 179 x 221 x 13 mm
Greutate: 0.23 kg
Editura: MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
Locul publicării: United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Roger Spalding is Senior Lecturer in History at Edge Hill University. Christopher Parker was formerly Professor of History at Edge Hill University

Cuprins

Chapter one Introduction: history and historiography Chapter two Academic history Chapter three Engaging with historiography Chapter four The essay and historiography Chapter five Gender and history Chapter six Historiography and the Nazis Chapter seven Cultural history and Marxism Chapter eight Conclusion Index