9781912224128

What is History Really About?: Reflections On Theory and PracticeReflections On Theory and Practice

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    9781912224128

  • ISBN10:

    1912224127

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-04-15
  • Publisher: Edward Everett Root
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Summary

This volume gathers Professor Burke's most important essays on the theory and the practice of history. In the first part, the main theme is the way in which concepts borrowed from social and cultural theory may encourage historians to ask new questions about the past or help them to answer
old ones.

The second part of the author's work is to illustrate some major new trends in historical practice: the use of images as evidence, for instance, the interest in different attitudes to time, and the increasing awareness of the relation, close or distant, between historians and the past that they study.

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