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    The Pursuit of History: Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of Modern History (Silver Library) (Paperback) By (author) John Tosh


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    DescriptionThis famous study examines important questions about historians and their work - Why do we study history? How do we construct our knowledge of the past? What are the limitations of historical evidence? and What different kinds of history are being written today? The subjects covered in the book are difficult and sometimes controversial and John Tosh has proved himself an admirable guide in this justly-celebrated work. His cool eye and lively pen make the issues clear and involving; and he makes the reader vividly aware of just how far our historical knowledge is conditioned by the character of the sources and by the methods of the historians who work on them.

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    The Pursuit of History
    Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of Modern History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Tosh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 377 g
    ISBN 13: 9780582304710
    ISBN 10: 0582304717

    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.7T
    BIC subject category V2: HBAH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    DC21: 907.2
    LC classification: D13.T619 1
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Pearson Education Limited
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 September 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    'This is exactly the kind of book to recommend warmly to any student wanting a general introduction to the discipline of history. It is highly accessible and could as easily be handled by the general reader wanting to know what is happening to history today.' British Book News
    Table of contents
    "Preface to the Third Edition" 1 Historical Awareness2 The uses of history3 The raw materials4 Using the sources5 The themes of mainstream history6 Writing and interpretation7 The limits of historical knowledge8 History and social theory9 History by numbers10 Theories of meaning11 History by Word of mouth "Conclusion" "Further reading" "Index"