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    DescriptionE.H. Carr's "What is History?," first published in 1961, was the most influential book to examine writing and thinking about history this century. To commemorate the book's forthieth anniversary, David Cannadine has gathered an all-star cast of contributors to ask and seek answers to E.H. Carr's classic question for a new generation of historians: what does it mean to study history at the start of the twenty-first century? The contributors pose this question anew for the most important and lively subfields of history writing today. For example, Alice Kessler-Harris ponders "what is gender history now?" while Paul Cartledge asks "what is social history now?" This volume stands alongside E.H. Carr's classic, paying tribute to his seminal inquiry while moving the debate into new territory, ensuring its freshness and relevance for a new century of historical study.

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    What is History Now?
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by David Cannadine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9781403933362
    ISBN 10: 1403933367

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HBAH
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    DC22: 901
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000, HIS000000
    Abridged Dewey: 907
    DC21: 907.2
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    LC classification: D13 \.W5 2
    Thema V1.0: NHAH
    Palgrave USA
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    16 July 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    David Cannadine is Director of the Institute for Historical Research at the University of London, having returned to London from a Chair in History at Columbia University.
    Review quote
    "Readers will find reliable and insightful information presented without recourse to jargon."--E.A. Breisach, "Choice" "If anyone were to provide an equivalent to "What is History?" for the early twenty-first century, it would surely be David Cannadine...as balanced as [it is] indispensible."--David Armitage, Columbia University "At last, "What is History?" gets the successor it deserves...extremely readable and highly stimulating."--Roy Porter, University College, London "[Cannadine] has assembled a distinguished team who convey, with spirit and lucidity, the scale and excitement of [historical] discovery."--"The Sunday Telegraph" ..".should prove invaluable to graduate students and scholars..."--Claude Ury, "History: Reviews of New Books" "Both the sense of the past and the strudy of history have changed significantly since E.H.Carr asked the question What is History? The key word in this new book, stimulating and in places provocative, is Now. Various authors, drawing largely on their personal experiences as historians, explore the processes and implications of change."--Asa Briggs
    Table of contents
    Introduction; D.Cannadine E.H.Carr and What is History?; R.J.Evans What is Social History Now?; P.Cartledge What is Intellectual History Now?; A.Brett What is Imperial History Now?; L.Colley What is Political History Now?; S.Pedersen What is Religious History Now?; O.Hufton What is Cultural History Now?; M.Rubin What is Gender History Now?; A.K.Harris What is History Now?; F.F.Armesto