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Fifty Key Thinkers on History

3rd Edition

By Marnie Hughes-Warrington


350 pages

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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

About the Author

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).


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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Historiography