Historians on History: An Anthology

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John Tosh
Longman, 2000 - History - 348 pages
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This Reader brings together some of the key writings of the major historians of the last half-century. They illuminate the political, social and personal assumptions which have governed and sustained historical practice and theory. The book also brings into focus the key historiographic trends since World War Two. Key themes which are highlighted include:

The nation
People's history
Structural history
Quantitative history
Ranging widely from the earlier traditions and schools to the wake of postmodernism, authors represented include Braudel, Carr, Elton, Himmelfarb, Hobsbawm, Scott and Zeldin.
This Reader provides the core reading for all History and Theory courses and will promote further debate across cognate disciplines including philosophy and literature.

John Tosh is Professor of History at the University of Surrey, Roehampton. He is also the author of The Pursuit of History published in the Longman Silver Library.

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John Tosh Professor of history at the Univerity of Surrey, Roehampton and is the author of The Pursuit of History for Longman.

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