History: What and Why?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Perspectives Bever Southgate

ISBN: 9780415256582

Published: November 1st 2001

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216 pages


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History: What and Why?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Perspectives  by  Bever Southgate

History: What and Why?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Perspectives by Bever Southgate
November 1st 2001 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 216 pages | ISBN: 9780415256582 | 7.40 Mb

History: What and Why? is a highly accessible introductory survey of historians views about the nature and purpose of their subject. It offers a historical perspective and clear guide to contemporary debates about the nature and purpose of history, and a discussion of the traditional model of history as an account of the past as it was. It assesses the challenges to orthodox views and examines the impact of Marxism, feminism and post-colonialism on the study of history.This second edition has been updated to reflect the continuing, and still increasing, debate surrounding these issues.

In particular it discusses:historians fear of postmodernismholocaust denial and the Irving/Lipstadt libel trialthe future of the past in the light of the postmodern challenge.For anyone teaching, learning or studying history, this is a must.



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