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3rd Edition

Fifty Key Thinkers on History

ISBN 9780415703598
Published August 19, 2014 by Routledge
368 Pages

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Book Description

Fifty Key Thinkers on History is an essential guide to the most influential historians, theorists and philosophers of history. The entries offer comprehensive coverage of the long history of historiography ranging from ancient China, Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages to the contemporary world. This third edition has been updated throughout and features new entries on Machiavelli, Ranajit Guha, William McNeil and Niall Ferguson. Other thinkers who are introduced include:

  • Herodotus
  • Bede
  • Ibn Khaldun
  • E. H. Carr
  • Fernand Braudel
  • Eric Hobsbawm
  • Michel Foucault
  • Edward Gibbon

Each clear and concise essay offers a brief biographical introduction; a summary and discussion of each thinker’s approach to history and how others have engaged with it; a list of their major works and a list of resources for further study.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Bede  Marc Bloch  Fernand Braudel  E. H. Carr  R. G. Collingwood  Benedetto Croce  Natalie Zemon Davis  Christine de Pizan  Wilhelm Dilthey  G. R. Elton  Richard J. Evans  Lucien Febvre  Niall Ferguson  Michel Foucault  Jean Froissart  Pieter Geyl  Edward Gibbons  Gregory of Tours  Ranajit Guha  G. W. F. Hegel  Martin Heidegger  Herodotus  Eric Hobsbawm  Ibn Khaldun  Keith Jenkins  Immanuel Kant  Thomas Samuel Kuhn  Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie  Livy  Thomas Babington Macaulay  Niccolo Machiavelli  Karl Marx William Hardy McNeill  Jules Michelet  Theodore William Moody  Friedrich Nietzsche  Michael Oakeshott  Polybius  Leopold von Ranke  Paul Ricoeur  Joan Wallach Scott  Sima Qian  Oswald Spengler  Tacitus  A. J. P. Taylor  E. P. Thompson  Thucydides  Frederick Jackson Turner  Giambattista Vico  Hayden White  Index 

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Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the Australian National University. She is the author of sixbooks, including History Goes to the Movies (2007), the History on Film Reader (2008),  Fifty Key Thinkers on History (2000, 2008) and Revisionist Histories (2013).