Pursuit of History

ISBN-10: 0582894123

ISBN-13: 9780582894129

Edition: 5th 2010 (Revised)

Authors: John Tosh

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Why do we study history? How do we construct our knowledge of the past? How objective can it be? Addressing these key questions, this fourth edition offers a short and clear introduction to the methods and nature of historical research.
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List price: $36.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

John Tosh has been at the forefront of British work on the history of masculinities for the last fifteen years. He has published "A ManAs Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England "(Yale), and with Michael Roper edited "Manful Assertions: Masculinities in ""Britain""since 1800 "(Routledge).He is also author of the classic introduction to historiography, "The Pursuit of History "(Longman), and has edited "Historians On History "(Longman).John Tosh is Professor of History, University of Surrey Roehampton.

Preface to the Fifth Edition
Publisher's Acknowledgements
Historical awareness
The uses of history
Mapping the field
The raw materials
Using the sources
Writing and interpretation
The limits of historical knowledge
History and social theory
Cultural evidence and the cultural turn
Gender history and postcolonial history
Memory and the spoken word
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