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Historiography: An Introduction

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Historiography can be a daunting term for those not familiar with it. This book presents the key ideas behind it in a clear and accessible fashion. It introduces the reader to the subject then addresses the History of Nazism, Gender History, and Cultural History to demonstrate that historiographies grow and develop in response to changes within society at large. History is ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 15th 2008 by Manchester University Press (first published September 1st 2007)
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Jonna Higgins-Freese
Jun 29, 2016 Jonna Higgins-Freese rated it it was amazing
It seems to me that students would be much better served by learning to identify various kinds of historiography (i.e., how to identify what the historiographic elements being used to construct a historical description are -- what the underlying assumptions are -- and how those shape the evidence considered and the evaluation of that evidence) than they are by learning particular pieces of history, carried along via an unacknowledged Trojan horse of historiography.

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Oleg Kagan
Dec 01, 2011 Oleg Kagan rated it liked it
Shelves: historiography
A good introductory survey to historiography. Just what I was looking for when I read it.

At some point, I should get it again and take notes.
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