The Pursuit of History

The Pursuit of History : Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of Modern History

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This 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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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0582304717
  • 9780582304710

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'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

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