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

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ISBN13:

9780582304710

ISBN10:
0582304717
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Addison-Wesley

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Summary

A revised edition of this best-selling and widely-adopted introduction to the practice of history. Featuring a new introductory preface by John Tosh, which covers developments in the last decade, the book continues to provide the best possible introduction to the practice of history. Clearly structured throughout to lead the student progressively through the issues, the book's judicious, non-polemical approach makes it a reliable and trusted teaching tool.

Author Biography

John Tosh is Professor of History at the University of North London.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition viii
Historical awareness
1(16)
The uses of history
17(19)
The raw materials
36(19)
Using the sources
55(16)
The themes of mainstream history
71(20)
Writing and interpretation
91(17)
The limits of historical knowledge
108(26)
History and social theory
134(26)
History by numbers
160(17)
Theories of meaning
177(16)
History by word of mouth
193(18)
Conclusion 211(4)
Further reading 215(4)
Index 219


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