9780582894129

The Pursuit of History

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  • ISBN13:

    9780582894129

  • ISBN10:

    0582894123

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 12/15/2009
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

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?

Author Biography

John Tosh is Professor of History at Roehampton University and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Editionp. viii
Publisher's Acknowledgementsp. xii
Historical awarenessp. 1
The uses of historyp. 29
Mapping the fieldp. 58
The raw materialsp. 88
Using the sourcesp. 119
Writing and interpretationp. 147
The limits of historical knowledgep. 175
History and social theoryp. 214
Cultural evidence and the cultural turnp. 246
Gender history and postcolonial historyp. 274
Memory and the spoken wordp. 303
Conclusionp. 330
Indexp. 335
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