History and Historians: A Historiographical Introduction

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9780130448248: History and Historians: A Historiographical Introduction

For undergraduate courses in Philosophy of History and Historiography. Ideal supplemental text for American History or Western Civilization or similar survey courses.

As a survey of historical thinking in the West from ancient times to the present, this accessible text focuses on historiography, philosophy of history, and historical methodology, introducing the main issues to beginning students with thorough and balanced discussions.

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This concise volume presents a thorough and comprehensive overview of Western historical thinking from ancient times until the present. History and Historians surveys the main issues and problems in areas such as historiography, philosophy of history, and historical methodology. The book strives for a balanced coverage and attempts to make the subject accessible to readers at all levels. This Fifth Edition, revised to incorporate recent developments, includes new examples to illustrate main themes as well as a postscript discussing aspects of contemporary "culture wars" in the United States and postmodernism.

MAIN TOPICS
  • Aims and Purposes
  • The Beginnings of Historical Consciousness
  • Historical Consciousness in the Modern Age
  • Philosophy of History: Speculative Approaches
  • Philosophy of History: Analytical Approaches
  • Reading, Writing, and Research
  • Professional History in Recent Times
  • Postscript: Culture Wars and Postmodernism

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