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History in Crisis? Recent Directions in Historiography

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ISBN-10: 0205848958

ISBN-13: 9780205848959

Edition: 3rd 2014 (Revised)

Authors: Norman J. Wilson

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Explore the possibilities remaining for historical study. This book explores the possibilities remaining for historical study in the face of the current trends, including postcolonialism, postmodernism, and deconstruction, among others. This text is available in a variety of formats — digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson’s MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. Learning Goals Upon completing this text, readers will be able to: Understand how to examine trends in history. Understand how historical events influence today’s world. NOTE: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase…    
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Book details

List price: $63.60
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 6/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface
What was History?
Historical Time and Teleology
A Brief History of History
Nineteenth-Century Historicism
Notes
What is History?
Historical Focal Points (Diachronic Versus Synchronic History)
History as a form of Knowledge (Art or Science?)
Historical Causation
The Study of History as an Autonomous Discipline
Notes
Problems of Historical Knowledge: Historicism, Presentism, and the Writing of History
Experiencing and Remembering the Past
The Indeterminacy of the Past
Reworking the Past
Notes
Cross-Pollination
Cliometrics: Quantification and History
Economics and History
Sociology and History
Anthropology and History
Notes
Varieties of History
Social History
Intellectual History
Cultural History
Psychohistory and its Discontents
Comparative History
Notes
Historical Actors
Rational Actors
Class
Gender
Structures of Perception
Notes
Postmodernist (Re)Visions
History and/as Language
Sociohistorical Pursuit and the Rise of the New Historicism
The Cultural Turn
Notes
Postcolonialism and the Scope of History
History of the Term "Postcolonialism"
The Language of Self/Other and In-Between Spaces
Postcolonialism and the Crisis of Historical Representation
The Provincialization of Europe?
Notes
New Terminology and Progress
Tricontinentalism
The Eclipse of Modernism: Modernism(s), Modernization(s), and Modernity(ies)
Progress in History?
Notes
The Future of History
History at its Best?
Historians and Their Education
Standards and Professional Conduct
Digital History
Conclusion
Notes
Index