9781137587312

Historians

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  • ISBN13:

    9781137587312

  • ISBN10:

    1137587318

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-02-03
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

History in all its forms is more popular nowadays than ever. History programmes on television can attract audiences in the millions, as do top heritage sites, while growing numbers of people pursue family and local history and join historical re-enactment societies. A bestselling history book can nowadays outsell a popular novel, something almost unimaginable fifty years ago.

Who are the men and women who have helped make the past of such absorbing interest to the present, and how have they done so? In his stimulating anthology of essays about the life and work of some of our leading historians, Daniel Snowman provides a vivid snapshot of history and historians in our new century.

Included in Historians are: Jeremy Black, John Brewer, Asa Briggs, Peter Burke, David Cannadine, Linda Colley, Norman Davies, Natalie Zemon Davis, Christopher Dyer, Richard J. Evans, Niall Ferguson, Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Orlando Figes, Eric Foner, Roy Foster, Antonia Fraser, Eric Hobsbawm, Geoffrey Hosking, Lisa Jardine, John Keegan, Ian Kershaw, John Morrill, Laurence Rees, Lyndal Roper, Simon Schama, Peter Stansky, David Starkey, Theodore Zeldin.

Author Biography

Daniel Snowman is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, UK. Educated at Cambridge and Cornell, he was a Lecturer at Sussex University and went on to work for the BBC as Chief Producer, Features (Radio). His books have tended to cross conventional historiographical boundaries, from Kissing Cousins (1977), a comparative study of British and American social attitudes and values, to The Hitler Emigrés (2002), which examined the cultural impact of refugees from Nazism. The Gilded Stage: A Social History of Opera (2009) was a pioneering attempt to place the history of opera in its widest historical perspective.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback EditionIntroduction: Historians Today
1. David Cannadine
2. Eric Hobsbawm
3. Peter Burke
4. Theodore Zeldin
5. Asa Briggs
6. Eric Foner
7. John Keegan
8. Geoffrey Hosking
9. Antonia Fraser
10. David Starkey
11. Ian Kershaw
12. Roy Foster
13. Lyndal Roper
14. Christopher Dyer
15. Peter Stansky
16. Natalie Zemon Davis
17. Linda Colley
18. Orlando Figes
19. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
20. Lisa Jardine
21. Richard J. Evans
22. John Brewer
23. Simon Schama
24. Niall Ferguson
25. Laurence Rees
26. Jeremy Black
27. Norman Davies
28. John Morrill

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