At the Limits of History: Essays on Theory and Practice

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-07-13
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Keith Jenkins' work on historical theory is renowned; this collection presents the essential elements of his work over the last fifteen years.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Forewordp. 1
Introduction: History limitedp. 4
Marxism and historical knowledge: Tony Bennett and the discursive turnp. 22
Living in time but outside history, living in morality but outside ethics: Postmodernism and Elizabeth Deeds Ermarthp. 36
Why bother with history?p. 54
History, the referent and narrative: Reflections on postmodernism nowp. 64
A postmodern reply to Perez Zagorinp. 89
Rejoinder to a postmodernistp. 110
Response to a postmodernist: Or, a historian's critique of postmodernist critiques of historyp. 119
Against the historical 'middle ground': A reply to Michael Colemanp. 133
On disobedient historiesp. 150
Modernist disavowals and postmodern reminders of the condition of history today: On Jean-François Lyotardp. 169
Ethical responsibility and the historian: On the possible end of history 'of a certain kind'p. 188
'Once upon a time': On historyp. 208
Postmodernity, the end of history, and Frank Ankersmitp. 230
The end of the affair: On the irretrievable breakdown of history and ethicsp. 245
'Nobody does it better': Radical history and Hayden Whitep. 255
Sande Cohen: On the verge of newnessp. 270
Cohen contra Ankersmitp. 295
Afterwordp. 315
Name indexp. 322
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