9780130115829

History and Historians: A Historiographical Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130115829

  • ISBN10:

    0130115827

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/1999
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

For undergraduate courses in historiography. Good supplemental text for American History or Western Civilization or similar survey courses. As a survey of historical thinking in the West from ancient times to the present, this accessible text focuses on historiography, philosophy of history, and historical methodology, introducing the main issues to beginning students with thorough and balanced discussions.

Table of Contents

Preface iv
Aims and Purposes
1(1)
The Beginnings of Historical Consciousness
2(26)
Historical Consciousness in the Modern Age
28(22)
Philosophy of History: Speculative Approaches
50(21)
Philosophy of History: Analytical Approaches
71(17)
Reading, Writing, and Research
88(19)
Professional History in Recent Times
107(22)
Postscript: Culture Wars and Postmodernism 129(9)
Index 138

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