By Kenneth R. Stunkel

ISBN-10: 0415573319

ISBN-13: 9780415573313

ISBN-10: 0415573327

ISBN-13: 9780415573320

Fifty Key Works of historical past and Historiography introduces probably the most very important works ever written through those that have sought to appreciate, trap, question and interpret the previous. The works lined contain texts from precedent days to the current day and from varied cultural traditions making sure a wide selection of faculties, equipment and concepts are brought. all the fifty texts represents no less than considered one of six extensive categories:



  • early examples of historiography (e.g. Herodotus and Augustine)

  • non-western works (e.g. Shaddad and Fukuzawa)

  • ‘Critical’ historiography (e.g. Mabillon and Ranke)

  • history of minorities, overlooked teams or matters (e.g. stated and Needham)

  • broad sweeps of background (e.g. Mumford and Hofstadter)

  • problematic or unconventional historiography (e.g. Foucault and White).


Each of the foremost works is brought in a quick essay written in a full of life and interesting sort which supplies the precise coaching for studying the textual content itself. whole with a considerable creation to the sphere, this booklet is the precise place to begin for an individual new to the learn of background or historiography.

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