The Practice of History

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Wiley, Jan 16, 1991 - History - 234 pages
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The new edition of G. R. Elton's classic work is a wide-ranging, succinct and practical introduction for all students and general readers of history. It makes a major contribution to the question "what is history?".

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User Review  - Simon - Goodreads

It is sometimes said that historians and historiographers are like a married couple who lived together but speak to each other. Elton was a respected historian who blieved in marshalling the ... Read full review

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I read this to understand the side of historiography that has pretty much lost out -- the idea that "real" history is the study of what states and politicians do, and that it is possible to study ... Read full review

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G. R. Elton was Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University from 1983 to 1988. Among his numerous works are The Tudor Revolution in Government (1953), England under the Tudors (1955), Reform and Renewal (1973), The Parliament of England 15591581 and The English (Blackwell, 1992), and he was founding editor of the Blackwell History of the Modern British Isles. Professor Elton was President of the Royal Historical Society from 1972 until 1976 and honorary Vice-President from 1976 until his death in 1994./bbrpRichard J. Evans /bis Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge. His many publications include iDeath in HamburgRituals ofRetribution (1996), In Defence of History (1997, reissued with a new Afterword 2001), and Tales from the GermanUnderworld (1998).

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