Houses of History A Critical Reader in Twentieth-Century History and Theory

ISBN-10: 0814731279
ISBN-13: 9780814731277
Edition: 1999
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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 3/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Every piece of historical writing has a theoretical basis on which evidence is selected, filtered, and understood. This is as true of scientific empiricism as it is of poststructualism.The Houses of Historyprovides a comprehensive introduction to the twelve schools of thought which have had the greatest influence on the study of history in the twentieth century. Ranging from Empiricism to Postcolonialism, Marxism to the Ethnohistorians, each chapter begins with an introduction to the particular school, the main protagonists, the critics, and is followed by a useful section of further readings. From the classic, such as G. R. Elton's "England Under the Tudors" and E. P. Thompson's "The Making of the English Working Class," to the recent, such as Henrietta Whiteman's "White Buffalo Woman" and Judith Walkowitz's "City of Dreadful Delight," the diverse selections collected here bring together the leading historians and theorists of the century.Comprehensive and accessible to undergraduates,The Houses of Historyis ideally suited to classroom use.

Preface
Acknowledgements
The empiricists
Marxist historians
Freud and psychohistory
The Annales
Historical sociology
Quantitative history
Anthropology and ethnohistorians
The question of narrative
Oral history
Gender and history
Postcolonial perspectives
The challenge of poststructuralism/postmodernism
Index

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