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History and historians : a historiographical introduction

Author: Mark T Gilderhus
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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This book provides a brief survey of Western historical thinking from ancient times to the present and also an introduction to some of the main issues and problems in historiography, philosophy of history, and historical method. it seeks to strike a balanced coverage and to make such concerns accessible to beginning students. Novice historians need to encounter questions of theory in order to grasp the nature of the  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Mark T Gilderhus
OCLC Number: 263705672
Notes: Originally published: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, c2007. 6th ed.
Description: Sound disc : digital mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Aims and purposes --
Beginnings of historical consciousness --
Historical consciousness in the Modern age --
Philosophy of history, speculative approaches --
Philosophy of history, analytical approaches --
Professional history in recent times --
Culture wars, postmodernism, and other issues --
Reading, writing, and research.
Responsibility: Mark T. Gilderhus.

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This book provides a brief survey of Western historical thinking from ancient times to the present and also an introduction to some of the main issues and problems in historiography, philosophy of history, and historical method. it seeks to strike a balanced coverage and to make such concerns accessible to beginning students. Novice historians need to encounter questions of theory in order to grasp the nature of the discipline, but most beginners probably lack the prerequisites to take on R.G. Collingwood straight. This small work may ease the transition. -Pref.

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