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Description - Creative Historical Thinking by Michael Douma

Creative Historical Thinking offers innovative approaches to thinking and writing about history. Author Michael J. Douma makes the case that history should be recognized as a subject intimately related to individual experience and positions its practice as an inherently creative endeavor. Douma describes the nature of creativity in historical thought, illustrates his points with case studies and examples. He asserts history's position as a collective and community-building exercise and argues for the importance of metaphor and other creative tools in communicating about history with people who may view the past in fundamentally different ways. A practical guide and an inspiring affirmation of the personal and communal value of history, Creative Historical Thinking has much to offer to both current and aspiring historians.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138048836
ISBN-10: 1138048836
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Aug-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Douma

Michael J. Douma is Assistant Research Professor at the McDonagh School of Business at Georgetown University.

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