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Historical theory

Author: Mary Fulbrook
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A highly original argument about the 'fact or fiction' debate which takes a fresh look at major debates on the nature of history and the dilemmas facing historians today.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Fulbrook
ISBN: 0415179874 9780415179874 0415179866 9780415179867
OCLC Number: 234100366
Description: xii, 228 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. I. Interpretations: Approaches to history. 1. Introduction. 2. The contested nature of historical knowledge. 3. Historical paradigms and theoretical traditions --
pt. II. Investigations: Routes from the present to the past. 4. Beyond metanarrative: plots, puzzles and plausibility. 5. Labelling the parts: categories and concepts. 6. Looking for clues: the question of evidence. 7. Satisfying curiosity: structure, agency and underlying assumptions --
pt. III. Representations: The past in the present. 8. Representing the past. 9. History and partisanship. 10. Conclusion: partial histories.
Responsibility: Mary Fulbrook.

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