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The pursuit of history : aims, methods, and new directions in the study of modern history

Author: John Tosh; Sean Lang
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is intended to explore a number of general propositions about history and historians, rather than provide a point of entry into any one field or specialism.-Pref. to the 3rd ed. The revised Third edition of this leading introductory textbook features a new introduction in which [the author] addresses developments in postmodern and cultural history over the last three years. It offers [a] guidance through  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: John Tosh; Sean Lang
OCLC Number: 73822725
Notes: Originally published: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson/Longman, ©2006. 4th ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Historical awareness --
Uses of history --
Raw materials --
Using the sources --
Themes of mainstream history --
Writing and interpretation --
Limits of historical knowledge --
History and social theory --
History by numbers --
Theories of meaning --
History by word of mouth.
Responsibility: John Tosh with Seán Lang.

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Examines questions about historians and their work: Why do we study history? How do we construct our knowledge of the past? What are the limitations of historical evidence? This book features chapter  Read more...

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