The History and Narrative Reader

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Geoffrey Roberts
Psychology Press, 2001 - History - 452 pages
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Drawing together seminal texts from philosophers and historians, including Hayden White, David Carr and Frederick Olafson, this volume presents the great debate over the narrative character of history from the 1960s onwards.

The History and Narrative Reader combines theory with practice to offer a unique overview of this debate and illuminates the practical implications of these philosophical debates for the writing of history.

The editor's introduction offers a succinct survey of the subject to support readings which explore the role of narrative in:

  • historical understanding
  • human action
  • linguistics and structure
  • the practice of history.

An excellent book that any student of history and its practice will want on their bookshelf.

  

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Contents

W H Dray
25
W B Gallic
34
NARRATIVE AND HISTORICAL UNDERSTANDING
40
Maurice Mandelbaum
52
Richard G
59
Frederick A Olafson
71
THE STRUCTURE OF NARRATIVE
107
Geoffrey Roberts
130
Hayden White
221
F R Ankersmit
237
Noel Carroll
246
Frangois Furet
269
Eric Hobsbawm
299
Edgar Kiser
318
Kenneth C Dewar
337
Margaret R Somers
354

David Carr
143
W H Dray
157
Andrew P Norman
181
David Carr
197
Louis 0 Mink
211
Hayden White
375
Patrick Finney
390
William Cronon
409
Glossary of key concepts
435
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