History: What and Why? by Beverley C. Southgate
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History: What and Why?
By Beverley C. Southgate

History: What and Why?

Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Perspectives 2nd Revised edition

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History: What and Why? by Beverley C. Southgate

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History: What and Why? is a highly accessible introductory survey of historians' views about the nature and purpose of their subject. It offers a historical perspective and clear guide to contemporary debates about the nature and purpose of history, and a discussion of the traditional model of history as an account of the past 'as it was'. It assesses the challenges to orthodox views and examines the impact of Marxism, feminism and post-colonialism on the study of history. This second edition has been updated to reflect the continuing, and still increasing, debate surrounding these issues. In particular it discusses: * historians' fear of postmodernism * holocaust denial and the Irving/Lipstadt libel trial * the future of the past in the light of the postmodern challenge. For anyone teaching, learning or studying history, this is a must.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415256582
ISBN-10: 0415256585
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Beverley C. Southgate

What is History For? by Beverley C. Southgate What is History For?, Paperback (April 2005)

Charting the development of historical studies and examining how history has been used, this study focuses on the future of the subject as well as its past. This title is aimed at students of history, cultural studies and the general reader.

Postmodernism in History by Beverley C. Southgate Postmodernism in History, Hardback (May 2003)

Postmodernism has significantly affected the theory and practice of history. This study looks at the context of postmodernist thought in general cultural terms as well as in relation to history. It traces philosophical precursors of postmodernism and identifies the roots of current concerns.

History: What and Why? by Beverley C. Southgate History: What and Why?, Hardback (September 2001)

History: What & Why? is a highly accessible introductory survey of historians' views about the nature and purpose of their subject and discusses the traditional model of history as an account of the past 'as it was'.

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