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Pursuit of History : Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of Modern History,9781405823517
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Pursuit of History : Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of Modern History

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9781405823517

ISBN10:
1405823518
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/17/2006
Publisher(s):
Pearson
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Summary

Theessential introduction to the practice of history - revised with new features to ensure it is even more popular with students. Tosh is consistently the best-selling Longman History textbookThe last 3 editions have achieved total sales of over 83,000 copiesThe use of photos of significant people and events help make the text more livelyNew layout and design enables readers to understand themes more quickly

Author Biography

John Tosh is Professor of History at Roehampton University Sean Lang is Research Fellow in History at Anglia Polytechnic University

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition vii
Preface to the Revised Third Edition viii
Preface to the Third Edition xviii
Publisher's acknowledgements xxii
Historical awareness
1(27)
The uses of history
28(29)
The raw materials
57(31)
Using the sources
88(26)
The themes of mainstream history
114(31)
Writing and interpretation
145(28)
The limits of historical knowledge
173(41)
History and social theory
214(43)
History by numbers
257(27)
Theories of meaning
284(26)
History by word of mouth
310(29)
Conclusion 339(6)
Index 345


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