Companion to the Study of History

ISBN-10: 0631181598

ISBN-13: 9780631181590

Edition: 1994

Authors: Michael Stanford

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This book guides students through all the central historical concepts, theories, methods and problems confronting those engaged in the serious study of history.
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Book details

List price: $79.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/19/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Introduction
Historiography
Gender and History
Use of this Book
History as Unity
Introduction
Experience--or the Concern of History
Time and Change--or the Essence of History
Cumulation--or the Sum of History
Process--or the March of History
Conclusion
Suggested Reading
History as Action
Introduction
The Analysis of Action
Contexts and Consequences of Action
Uses and Abuses of History
Conclusion
Suggested Reading
History as Outlook
Introduction
Personal Attitudes to History
Public Attitudes to History
History and the Social Sciences
Conclusion
Suggested Reading
History as Discourse
Introduction
Communication
Narrative
Non-narrative History
Other Relevant Topics
Conclusion
Suggested Reading
History as Knowledge
Introduction
What is Historical Knowledge?
Construction or Reconstruction?
Fact, Truth and Objectivity
Another Relevant Topic: Imagination
Conclusion
Suggested Reading
History as Relic
Introduction
The Concept of Evidence
The Nature of Historical Evidence
The Use of Evidence
The Origins of Evidence
Another Relevant Topic: Oral History
Conclusion
Suggested Reading
History as Event
Introduction
What Is an Event?
The Forms and Structures of History
Time
Conclusion
Suggested Reading
History as Sequence
Introduction
Causation in History
The Dynamics of History
Explanation
Some other relevant topics
Conclusion
Suggested Reading
History as Theory
Introduction
Speculative Philosophy of History
Patterns in History
Conclusion
Suggested Reading
History Transcended: Metaphysics, Marx, Myth and Meaning
Introduction
Metaphysics: Historicism, Positivism and Idealism
Marx
Myth and Truth
Meaning
Some Other Relevant Topics
Conclusion
Suggested Reading
Bibliography
Index
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