Historians on history: an anthology

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Longman, 2000 - History - 348 pages
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A collection of writings of some of the key historians of the last century!

  • Examines key debates on historical practice and theory.
  • Illuminates the political, social and Personal assumptions which have governed and sustained historical practice and theory.
  • Brings into focus the key historiographic trends since World War two
Historians of History is a collection of readings examine historical practices and theory including Marxism, people's history, gender and race and represents all main schools up to the wake of postmodernism. Major areas covered include History for its own sake, Political histories, New radicalism, Learning from history, history as social science, the impact of postmodernism and beyond academia. The impressive list of contributors include, V.H. Galbtraith, G.R. Elton, C.V. Wedgwood, Richard Cobb, J.H. Plumb, E.H. Carr, H. Butterfield, Daniel Boorstin, A. Adu Boahen, Christopher Hill, E.j. Hobsbawm, Eugene Genovese, Raphael Samuel, Ranajit Guha, Carrol Smith-Rosenberg, Joan Scott, Gisela Bok, Vincent Harding, Catherine Hall, March Bloch, Peter Laslett, Michael Howard, Howard Zinn, H.R. Trevor-Roper, Alan Bullock, Richard Hofstadter, Philip Abrahams, Emmanuel Le Roy Laduirne, Robert William Fogel, Fernand Braudel, Lawrence Stone, Theodore Zeldin, Patrick Joyce, Joan Scott, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Arthur Marwick, Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob, Richard Evans, and Gerder Lerner.

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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Fidelity to the sources
G R Elton
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John Tosh has been at the forefront of British work on the history of masculinities for the last fifteen years. He has published "A ManAs Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England "(Yale), and with Michael Roper edited "Manful Assertions: Masculinities in ""Britain""since 1800 "(Routledge).

He is also author of the classic introduction to historiography, "The Pursuit of History "(Longman), and has edited "Historians On History "(Longman).

John Tosh is Professor of History, University of Surrey Roehampton.

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