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Bringing together in one volume the key writings of many of the major historians from the last few decades, Historians on History provides an overview of the evolving nature of historical enquiry, illuminating the political, social and personal assumptions that have governed and sustained historical theory and practice.
John Tosh's Reader begins with a substantial introductory survey charting the course of historiographical developments since the second half of the nineteenth century. He explores both the academic mainstream and more radical voices within the discipline. The text is composed of readings by historians such as Braudel, Carr, Elton, Guha, Hobsbawm, Scott and Jordanova. This third edition has been brought up to date by taking the 1960s as its starting point. It now includes more recent topics like public history, microhistory and global history, in addition to established fields like Marxist history, gender history and postcolonialism.
Historians on History is essential reading for all students of historiography and historical theory.
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John Tosh is Professor of History at the University of Roehampton and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of several works on historiography, notably The Pursuit of History (sixth edition, 2015) and Why History Matters (2008).
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