Making history: An introduction to the history and practices of a discipline: an introduction to the practices of history

Type Book
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages328
ISBN (Print)978-0415242554
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2004
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Abstract

Making History is an exhaustive exploration of the practice of history, historical tradition and the theories which surround it. Encompassing a huge diversity of influences, the book is organised around the following themes: Crises and Transformations: An assessment of the most significant movements in historical scholarship in the last century, including the Annales and Bielefeld Schools, and the development of social and economic history Theories into History: An investigation into the penetration of theory into historical practice, examining the social movements and ideologies which propelled the change, including Marxism, post-modernism and gender history Moving beyond History: An enquiry into the increasingly interdisciplinary trends in scholarship, revealing the interconnections between history, archaeology, psychoanalysis, sociology, anthropology , and literature; scholars from non-historical disciplines have contributed to provide a unique approach to a controversial debate Beyond the Academy: An exploration of the changes in historical practice with reference to film, amateur history, heritage, popular culture , and New Labour .