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This essential collection of key articles offers a re-evaluation of the practice of history in light of current debates. Critical thinkers and practicing historians present their writings, along with clear and thorough editorial material, to examine the complex ideas at the forefront of historical practice. This volume gives a synoptic overview of the last twenty-five years' theoretical analysis of historical writing, with a critical examination of the central concepts and positions that have been in debate. The collection delineates the emergence of "practice theory" as a possible paradigm for future historical interpretation concerned with questions of agency, experience and the subject. These complex ideas are introduced to students in this accessible reader, and for teachers and historians too, this survey is an indispensable and timely read.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415341080
ISBN-10: 0415341086
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gabrielle M. Spiegel

Gabrielle M. Spiegel is Professor of Medieval History and Chair of the History Department at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of The Past as Text and Romancing the Past.

Books By Author Gabrielle M. Spiegel

Practicing History New Directions by Gabrielle M. Spiegel

Practicing History New Directions

Hardback, February 2005
Past as Text by Gabrielle M. Spiegel

The Past as Text

Paperback, October 1999
Romancing the Past by Gabrielle M. Spiegel

Romancing the Past

Paperback, February 1995