John Tosh, author of The Pursuit of History, discusses the book’s new edition and offers advice for students and instructors using the book.

Lucid and engaging, the seventh edition retains the user-friendly features that make it a favourite with both students and lecturers, including marginal glosses, illustrations and suggestions for further reading. Along with its companion website, this is an essential guide to the theory and practice of history.

Merryl Goldberg is a Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at California State University San Marcos, USA. She is founder and director of Center ARTES, an organization dedicated to restoring the arts to education, author of numerous publications, and recipient of many grants relating to her work with the arts in schools. Prior to entering academia, she recorded numerous CDs and was on the road for 13 years playing saxophone with the Klezmer Conservatory Band.