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New Directions in Historical Writing after the Linguistic Turn





ISBN 9780415341080
Published May 6, 2005 by Routledge
288 Pages

 
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Book Description

This essential collection of key articles offers a re-evaluation of the practice of history in light of current debates. Critical thinkers and practicing historians present their writings, along with clear and thorough editorial material, to examine the complex ideas at the forefront of historical practice.

This volume gives a synoptic overview of the last twenty-five years’ theoretical analysis of historical writing, with a critical examination of the central concepts and positions that have been in debate. The collection delineates the emergence of "practice theory" as a possible paradigm for future historical interpretation concerned with questions of agency, experience and the subject.

These complex ideas are introduced to students in this accessible reader, and for teachers and historians too, this survey is an indispensable and timely read.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Practicing History, Theorizing Practice  Part 1: Discourse and the Problem of Social History  Part 2: Self and Agency  Part 3: Experience and Practice

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