Historiography: Ancient, Medieval & Modern

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University of Chicago Press, 1994 - History - 481 pages
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In this pioneering work, Ernst Breisach presents an effective, well-organized, and concise account of the development of historiography in Western culture. Neither a handbook nor an encyclopedia, this updated second edition narrates and interprets the development of historiography from its origins in Greek poetry to the present, with sections on such current topics as postmodernism, deconstructionism, black history, women's history, microhistory, Historikerstreit, the linguistic turn, and more.

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User Review  - TommyElf - LibraryThing

Breisach writes an interesting Historiography book. Its heavily slanted to the European and American schools of History, with an ever-so slight mention of the Historiography of the Far East. The writing style is geared more to the academician than to the casual reader. Read full review

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User Review  - Muscogulus - LibraryThing

A history of history. The writing is uneven but it's a useful comprehensive work. I don't agree with Breisach's decision to class Homer (if he existed) as a historian. In that case, how does one ... Read full review

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Ernst Breisach is emeritus professor of history at Western Michigan University.

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