On What is History?
From Carr and Elton to Rorty and White
By (author) Keith Jenkins
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On What is History? by Keith Jenkins
Book DescriptionOn 'What is History?' provides a student introduction to contemporary historiographical debates. Carr and Elton are still the starting point for the vast majority of introductory courses on the nature of history. Building on his highly successful Rethinking History, Keith Jenkins explores in greater detail the influence of these key figures. He argues that historians need to move beyond their 'modernist' thinking and embrace the postmodern-type approaches of thinkers such as Richard Rorty and Hayden White. Through its radical critique of Carr and Elton and its championing of Rorty and White, On 'What is History'? represents a significant development for introductory studies on the nature of history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415097246
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Feminist History Reader, Paperback (April 2006)
Gathers together key articles that have shaped the dynamic historiography, and introduces students to the major shifts and turning points in this dialogue. This is a guide to developments in feminist history, and is useful to students of history.
Manifestos for History, Paperback (February 2005)» View all books by Keith Jenkins
Presenting a collection of essays, this title offers a discussion of the nature and future of history in the twenty-first century. The essays include subjects such as: gender, feminism and history; post-literate age; and history in the digital age.
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