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This classic introduction to the study of history invites the reader to stand back and consider some of its most fundamental questions-What is the point of studying history? How do we know about the past? Does an objective historical truth exist and can we ever access it?
John Tosh is Professor of History at Roehampton University and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Fifth Edition||p. viii|
|Publisher's Acknowledgements||p. xii|
|Historical awareness||p. 1|
|The uses of history||p. 29|
|Mapping the field||p. 58|
|The raw materials||p. 88|
|Using the sources||p. 119|
|Writing and interpretation||p. 147|
|The limits of historical knowledge||p. 175|
|History and social theory||p. 214|
|Cultural evidence and the cultural turn||p. 246|
|Gender history and postcolonial history||p. 274|
|Memory and the spoken word||p. 303|
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