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3rd Edition

Rethinking History

ISBN 9780415304436
Published March 21, 2003 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

History means many things to many people. But finding an answer to the question 'What is history?' is a task few feel equipped to answer. If you want to explore this tantalising subject, where do you start? What are the critical skills you need to begin to make sense of the past?

The perfect introduction to this thought-provoking area, Jenkins' clear and concise prose guides readers through the controversies and debates that surround historical thinking at the present time, providing them with the means to make their own discoveries.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. What History Is  2. On some Questions and some Answers  3. Doing History in the Post-Modern World

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Keith Jenkins (1943-). Professor of Historical Theory, University College Chichester, UK


'Far and away the best introduction to the state of the question currently available.' - Hayden White, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA