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The New Nature of History By Arthur Marwick

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Addressing the key questions of what history is, and why and how one studies it, this is a positive affirmation of the vital importance to society of the study of the past, and of the many crucial learning outcomes which accrue from historical study.

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The New Nature of History: Knowledge, Evidence, Language by Arthur Marwick

This new title is a totally rewritten version of The Nature of History, first published in 1970, with revised editions in 1981, and again in 1989. Addressing the key questions of what history is, and why and how one studies it, this is a positive affirmation of the vital importance to society of the study of the past, and of the many crucial learning outcomes which accrue from historical study. There is a great deal of new material, engaging with and rebutting postmodernist criticisms of the history of the historians, and explicating more fully the author's pioneering work on how exactly historians analyze and interpret primary sources, and how they write their articles and books. This is a book for all readers interested in history, and for students and writers of history at all levels.

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'...passionate rebuttal of postmodernist criticisms of the mainstream positivist movement in hisorical science...' - International Review of Social History

About Arthur Marwick


ARTHUR MARWICK is Professor of History at the Open University. His many books include British Society since 1945 (3rd edition 1996), The Sixties: Cultural Revolution in Britain, France Italy and the United States, c.1958-c.1974 (1998) and A History of the Modern British Isles, 1914-1999: Circumstances, Events, Outcomes (2000).

Table of Contents


Preface.- Introduction: The Battle of Basic Assumptions.- History: Essential Knowledge about the Past.- How the Discipline of History Evolved: From Thucydides to Langlois and Seignobos.- How the Discipline of History Evolved through the Twentieth into the Twenty-first Century.- The Historian at Work: Forget 'Facts', Foreground Sources.- The Historian at Work: The Communication of Historical Knowledge.- Theory, the Sciences, the Humanities.- Conclusion: Crisis, What Crisis?.- Appendix A: An Example of Learning Outcomes for a History Degree.- Appendix B: Examples of Aims and Objectives.- Appendix C: Writing History.- Appendix D: Glossary.- Further Reading.- Index.

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GOR002112325
The New Nature of History: Knowledge, Evidence, Language by Arthur Marwick
Arthur Marwick
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2001-07-12
334
033392262X
9780333922620
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