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Is History Fiction?

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ISBN-10: 0472031546

ISBN-13: 9780472031542

Edition: 2005 (Annotated)

Authors: Ann Curthoys, John Docker

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The title question becomes a rabbit-hole through which we tumble in search of an answer, encountering everyone from Herodotus to Humphrey Bogart along the way. Is History Fiction? is an invaluable guide on how to weld creative thinking and sound research into meaningful history, and how to understand the different arguments that have abounded throughout time regarding the nature of history. More than a book of theory about theory, this innovative work is an asset to the undergraduate classroom and the research seminar alike. Is History Fiction? will be a welcome aid for teaching historical writing and examining an age-old question. Is History Fiction? is a must-read for undergraduate and…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 11/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

John Docker is Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University. He is the author of 1492: The Poetics of Diaspora (2001), Postmodernism and Popular Culture (1994) and (with Ann Curthoys) Is History Fiction? (2005).

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Herodotus and World History
Thucydides
Leopold von Ranke and Sir Walter Scott
History, Science and Art
Has History any Meaning?
History in the Light of Catastrophe
The Linguistic Turn
The Feminist Challenge
Postmodernism and Poststructuralism
Anti-Postmodernism and the Holocaust
History Wars
Notes
Index