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Dr Peter Claus is a Senior Research Fellow in History at Pembroke College, Oxford. He has researched and written about social networks, social investigation and cultural forms in the City of London and the wider metropolis in the modern period. His particular commitmenttowidening participation and teaching strategies that use the archive as a way of enthusing students from non-traditional backgrounds has led to a more recent interest in the historical role of education and training in the development of public policy.
Dr John Marriott is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of East London, where he remains involved in the work of the Raphael Samuel History Centre. His research interests are in the nexus between London and empire in the modern era on which he has written widely. Most recently, his Beyond the Tower: a History of East London, published by Yale University Press, appeared in 2011. Last year he emigrated to Yorkshire where he is struggling to restore an early Georgian townhouse.
Table of Contents
History: An Introduction to Theory, Method, Practice
Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction: History Matters
Section One: Theory
Part 1: Perspectives and Themes
1 Proof and the Problem of Objectivity
2 The Ordering of Time
Part 2: Philosophies
3 Enlightenment and Romanticism
4 From Hegel to von Ranke
5 Postmodernism and Postcolonialism
Part 3: History
6 From the Ancients to the Christians
7 From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
8 The English Tradition
Section Two: Method
Part 4: Varieties
9 Political, Social and Cultural
Part 5: Related Disciplines
13 Visual Cultures
Section Three: Practice
Part 6: Skills and Techniques
20 Oral Testimony