New Perspectives on Historical Writing

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Penn State Press, 1992 - Historiografía - 254 pages
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Since its first publication in 1992, New Perspectives on Historical Writing has become a key reference work used by students and researchers interested in the most important developments in the methodology and practice of history. For this new edition, the book has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes an entirely new chapter on environmental history.

Peter Burke is joined here by a distinguished group of internationally renowned historians, including Robert Darnton, Ivan Gaskell, Richard Grove, Giovanni Levi, Roy Porter, Gwyn Prins, Joan Scott, Jim Sharpe, Richard Tuck, and Henk Wesseling. The contributions examine a wide range of interdisciplinary areas of historical research, including women's history, history "from below," the history of reading, oral history, the history of the body, microhistory, the history of events, the history of images, and political history.

 

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As a collection of writings the quality of the essays varied. Over all a good introduction to different disciplines, though some parts were more tedious than others. I enjoyed the editors take on ... Read full review

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This is a good collection of essays for people who want to get a good grasp on different ways of approaching historical study. Some of the essays are better than others, but overall it offers up a ... Read full review

Contents

the New History its Past and its Future
1
History from Below
24
Womens History
42
Overseas History
67
On Microhistory
93
Oral History
114
History of Reading
140
S History of Images
168
History of Political Thought
193
History of the Body
206
History of Events and the Revival of Narrative
233
Index
249
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Peter Burke is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Emmanuel College.

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