Fifty Key Thinkers on History is a superb guide to historiography through the ages. The cross-section of debates and thinkers covered is unique in its breadth, taking in figures from ancient China, Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages, to contemporary Europe, America, Africa and Australia; from Bede to Braudel; Marx to Michelet; Ranke to Rowbotham; Foucault to Fukuyama. Each clear and concise essay offers biographical information, a summary and discussion of the subjects approach to history and how others have engaged with it, a list of their major works and a guide to diverse resources for further study, including books, articles, films and websites.
Table of Contents
Herodotus. Thucydides. Polybius. Livy. Tacitus. Bede. Ibn Khaldun. Jean Froissart. Giambattista Vico. Immanuel Kant. Edward Gibbon. G.W.F. Hegel. Leopold von Ranke. Karl Marx. Benedetto Croce. Lucien Febvre. Oswald Spengler. Marc Bloch. R.G. Collingwood. Martin Heidegger. Michael Oakeshott. Carl Gustav Hempel. Theodore William Moody. Paul Ricoeur. W.H. Walsh. G.R. Elton. Thomas Samuel Kuhn. Cheikh Anta Diop. Michel Foucault. Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie. Sheila Rowbotham. Francis Fukuyama