A Textbook of Historiography, 500 B.C. to A.D. 2000
This book traces the development of historiography from the days of Herodotus to those of postmodernism. It covers the ancient, medieval and the modern aspects of the subject and offers easy comprehension, clear and precise guidance and immediate utility. The author provides a balanced view of competing ideas and leads the reader into the vast arena of the subject. Two thousand five hundred years of historiography, including Indian historiography and the poststructuralist critique of history, constitutes this clear, analytical work.
What people are saying - Write a review
A technically good book and a good reference.
The sections dealing with India's 'history' or 'historical sense are totally misconceived rooted as they are in the Hebraic monotheistic knowledge philosophy that is totally different from the Vedic knowledge philosophy, the only alternative knowledge culture to the Hebraic. It is indeed amazing that the at least 4000 old Vedic thought, that has had the strength to survive time and vandalisation, and its assumptions are measured against 19th century imperialistic European frames and that Itihasa-Puranas - to take one example - are expected to conform to a Collingwood's four parameters. This is an example of reasoning by a mind that uncritically accepts the contemporary Western/American theory and refuses to theorise theory.
Itivrua Vamsa and Vamsanticharita b The Parana and Itihasa
HISTORIOGRAPHY IN THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD
GraecoRoman Historians after Tacitus 5 The Character
MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN HISTORIOGRAPHY
MEDIEVAL MUSLIM HISTORIOGRAPHY
THE IMPACT OF THE RENAISSANCE
THE NEW SCIENCE OF HISTORY
POSTMODERNIST CHALLENGE TO HISTORY
Characterestics of Foucaults New Kind of History 5 Criticism
POSTMODERNIST HISTORICAL THEORY
and its Implications for History 3 Criticism of Postmodernist
THE MUGHAL PERIOD
INDOLOGY AND THE RECOVERY
BRITISH IMPERIALIST COLONIAL HISTORIOGRAPHY
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ENLIGHTENMENT
THE ROMANTIC REACTION AGAINST RATIONALISM
Macaulay and Carlyle 4 Nationalist
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY I