From Herodotus to H-Net

From Herodotus to H-Net : The Story of Historiography

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From Herodotus to H-Net: The Story of Historiography offers a concise but comprehensive and up-to-date account of the many ways history has been studied and recounted, from the ancient world to the new universe of the Internet. Clearly written and organized, it shows how the same issues that historians debate today were already recognized in past centuries, and how the efforts of historians in the past remain relevant today. Balanced and fair-minded, the book
covers the development of modern academic scholarship, but also helps students appreciate the contributions of popular historians and of the many forms of public history. Often drawing on what historians from Edward Gibbon to Natalie Zemon Davis have written about their own careers, From Herodotus to
H-Net brings the discipline of history alive for students and general readers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 147 x 210 x 16mm | 314g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0199923000
  • 9780199923007
  • 27,175

Table of contents

Preface i-viii ; About the Author ix ; Part I: Historiography from Herodotus to the Twentieth Century ; CHAPTER 1 What is Historiography? ; The Concerns of Historiography ; The Book and Its Author ; Justifying the Study of the Past ; A Short Field Guide to the Varieties of History ; CHAPTER 2 History in Ancient and Medieval Times ; Herodotus and Thucydides ; History-Writing in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds ; The Origins of Chinese Historiography ; History, Judaism, and Christianity ; History in the Middle Ages ; History in the Chinese and Islamic Worlds ; The Late Middle Ages in Europe ; CHAPTER 3 The Historiographical Revolution of the Early Modern Era ; The Renaissance Revolution in Historiography ; Historians in a New World ; History in the Age of Print ; History in the Age of the Enlightenment ; CHAPTER 4 The Nineteenth Century and the Rise of Academic Scholarship ; The Revolutionary Era and the Development of the Historical ; Consciousness ; Ranke and his 'Revolution' ; Nationalism and Historical Scholarship ; History and the Sciences of Society ; A Historical Civilization ; CHAPTER 5 Scientific History in an Era of Conflict ; Critiques of Scientific History ; The First World War and the Understanding of History ; The Founding of the "Annales" School ; History and the Second World War ; Social History in the Postwar Period ; History in the Cold War World ; Part II: Historiography in the Contemporary World ; CHAPTER 6 Glorious Confusion: Historiography from the 1960s to the End of the Millennium p-p ; The Challenges of the 1960s ; Searching for a New History ; New Paradigms for History ; Women's History and the History of Gender Relations ; Contesting Eurocentrism ; The History of Memory ; The "History Wars" ; CHAPTER 7 History in a New Millennium ; A Historical Controversy to end the Millennium ; History in the Internet Era ; History Beyond the Printed Page ; New Directions in Historical Scholarship ; CHAPTER 8 Historians at Work ; So You Want to Go to Graduate School ; Searching for a Job in History ; The Quest for Tenure ; Professors' Work ; Is There Life After Tenure? ; History Careers Outside of Academia ; CHAPTER 9 Conclusion ; Suggestions for Further Reading
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From Herodotus to H-Net will likely become a standard text in historical methods classes." * Jared Poley, Georgia State University
* The book is impressively global in its reach, examining the development of historiography in Asia, Latin America and the Islamic World in addition to the United States and Europe. It also provides a thorough overview of the rapidly changing nature of contemporary historical practice, as well as an introduction to graduate school and academic and public history careers. Highly recommended." * Nicole Foote, Florida Gulf Coast University

* Popkin's voice is clear, resolute, and compelling, taking us on a journey through historical trends from the vantage of the storyteller. Like the best writing in history, this text helps the reader to invest in each trend and development through clear connections made by the author. * Kyle Livie, San Francisco State University

* This is a superb book: thoughtful, clearly written, remarkably brief, and absolutely essential for any student taking a historiography course." * Robert A. Rosenstone, California Institute of Technology
* From Herodotus to H-Net is a concise and inclusive primer on the history of history-writing from ancient times to the present. It will prove invaluable to students of history at any level. It both recounts the past and points to the future of the study of human experience across the ages." * Carol Gluck, Columbia University

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About Jeremy Popkin

Jeremy D. Popkin is the William T. Bryan Chair of History at the University of Kentucky. Popkin attended Reed College, UCSD, and UC-Berkeley as an undergraduate, and did graduate work at Harvard University and the University of California-Berkeley, where he received his Ph.D. Popkin has written or edited more than twenty books, including pathbreaking studies of the French and Haitian Revolutions and on the relationship between history and autobiography. Popkin has
also taught courses on the Holocaust, and he regularly teaches seminars on historiography.
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