Access To History: History and the Historians

Access To History: History and the Historians

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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series.

For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best.

The series:
- Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way.
- Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams
- Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (

History and the Historians
This title provides a lively introduction to the writers of history from Classical times to present day. The author bears in mind the needs of students by offering a framework for evaluating historians' work and providing extracts from their writings. He also discusses the value of history in its widest sense, including such issues as the distortion of history and its use for political ends.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 142 x 217 x 8mm | 236g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0340679913
  • 9780340679913
  • 242,315

Table of contents

: 1. The birth of historiography and the historians of the Classical period.
: 2. Christian historiography
: 3. From the enlightenment of the eighteenth century to Leopold von Ranke and the Rankean tradition.
: 4. From Karl Marx to the Annales School
: 5. Defining history
: 6. Conclusion: Types of explanation and the value of history.
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About John Warren

Dr John Warren was a former Head of History and Director of Sixth Form in a comprehensive school and is a Senior Lecturer in History at Birmingham City University. His publications include A level and undergraduate texts in early modern history and historiography.
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