Modern Historiography

An Introduction

Modern Historiography
Michael Bentley
NZ$ 82.99
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NZ$ 69.99
h198 x 129mm - 200pg
10 Dec 1998 UK
University of Canterbury
Modern Historiography is the essential introduction to the history of historical writing. It explains the broad philosophical background to the different historians and historical schools of the modern era, from James Boswell and Thomas Carlyle through to Lucien Febure and Eric Hobsbawm and surveys: the Enlightenment and Counter Enlightenment Romanticism the voice of Science and the process of secularization within Western intellectual thought the influence of, and broadening contact with, the New World the Annales school in France Postmodernism. Modern Historiography provides a clear and concise account of this modern period of historical writing.
' Modern Historiography is also well suited to graduate students, but in addition offers much to bright undergraduates and to non-specialist academics seeking a thoughtful and sound guide to the western tradition. ' - The Times Higher Education Supplement ' This book is a great read. It will fascinate, irritate and educate anyone who is interested in history. ' - History Teaching Review Year Book ' Lively and concise, the book is . . . an ideal introduction. ' - English Historical Review

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