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1st Edition

The History and Narrative Reader

Edited By

Geoffrey Roberts

ISBN 9780415232494
Published July 25, 2001 by Routledge
464 Pages

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Book Description

Drawing together seminal texts from philosophers and historians, including Hayden White, David Carr and Frederick Olafson, this volume presents the great debate over the narrative character of history from the 1960s onwards.

The History and Narrative Reader combines theory with practice to offer a unique overview of this debate and illuminates the practical implications of these philosophical debates for the writing of history.

The editor's introduction offers a succinct survey of the subject to support readings which explore the role of narrative in:

  • historical understanding
  • human action
  • linguistics and structure
  • the practice of history.

An excellent book that any student of history and its practice will want on their bookshelf.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Narrative and Historical Understanding  Part 2: Narrative and Human Action  Part 3: Narrative and Historical Realism  Part 4: Narrative History and the Linguistic Turn  Part 5: Narrative and Structure  Part 6: Narrative and the Practice of History

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