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Description - Postmodernism and History by W. Thompson

Willie Thompson offers a clear, jargon free introduction to postmodernist theory and its significant impact on the study of history. Thompson, however, presents key ideas in a straightforward way, making these debates relevant to students' own work. Themes explored include the status of historical evidence, problems of historical representation, relativism in judgements of fact and value, and the validity of long range historical explanation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333963395
ISBN-10: 0333963393
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 8-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - W. Thompson

WILLIE THOMPSON was Professor of Contemporary History at Glasgow Caledonian University and is currently Visiting Professor of History at Northumbria University in Newcastle.