The Houses of History: A Critical Reader in Twentieth-century History and Theory

The Houses of History: A Critical Reader in Twentieth-century History and Theory

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Selected by Anna Green, Selected by Kathleen Troup

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  • Publisher: MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 28mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 1 April 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Manchester
  • ISBN 10: 0719052556
  • ISBN 13: 9780719052552
  • Illustrations note: index
  • Sales rank: 22,557

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The only history and theory textbook to include accessible extracts from a wide range of historical writing. Provides a comprehensive introduction to the theorists who have most inflenced twentieth-century historians. Chapters follow a consistent structure, putting difficult ideas into an accessible context. This is the only critical reader aimed at the undergraduate market.

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Anna Green is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Kathleen Troup is a Lecturer in History at the University of Waikato, New Zealand

Table of contents

1. The empiricists 2. Marxist historians 3. Freud and psychohistory 4. The Annales. 5. Historical Sociology 6. Quantative history 7. Anthropology and ethnohistorians 8. The question of narrative 9. Memory and oral history 10. Gender and history 11. The challenge of poststructuralism/postmodernism 12. Postcolonial perspectives