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The Practice of History, 2nd Edition

The Practice of History, 2nd Edition

Geoffrey R. Elton

ISBN: 978-0-631-22979-7

Jan 2002, Wiley-Blackwell

236 pages

In Stock

$150.95

Description

The new edition of G. R. Elton's classic work is a wide-ranging, succinct and practical introduction for all students and general readers of history. It makes a major contribution to the question "what is history?".
Preface.

1. Purpose.

The Present Debate.

Autonomy.

Kinds.

Rivals.

Purpose.

2. Research.

The Possibility of Historical Truth.

Facts and Methods.

The Sources.

Evidence and Criticism.

Imagination.

3. Writing.

Controls.

Patterns and Bias.

Style.

Audience.

Categories.

Length.

Analysis and Narrative.

4. Teaching.

Undergraduate Teaching: What?.

Undergraduate Teaching: How?.

The Graduate Student.

Afterword. (Richard J. Evans).

Notes.

Index.


  • A classic work written by a world famous historian.

  • Well known by lecturers and a popular text to assign to classes.

  • Afterword puts the book in the context of Elton's other work and assesses its impact.