Fortunes of History: Historical Inquiry from Herder to Huizinga (Paperback)
  • Fortunes of History: Historical Inquiry from Herder to Huizinga (Paperback)
zoom

Fortunes of History: Historical Inquiry from Herder to Huizinga (Paperback)

(author)
£28.50
Paperback 442 Pages / Published: 08/10/2013
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
In Fortunes of History Donald R. Kelley offers an authoritative examination of historical writing during the "long nineteenth century"-the years from the French Revolution to those just after the First World War. He provides a comprehensive analysis of the theories and practices of British, French, German, Italian, and American schools of historical thought, their principal figures, and their distinctive methods and self-understandings. Kelley treats the modern traditions of European world and national historiography from the Enlightenment to the "new histories" of the twentieth century, attending not only to major authors and schools but also to methods, scholarship, criticisms, controversies, ideological questions, and relations to other disciplines.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300205022
Number of pages: 442
Weight: 676 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Fortunes of History shows better than any previous book both the proliferative richness of historiography and the one red thread running through it all, the unresolving tension between past and present."-Allan Megill, author of Karl Marx: The Burden of Reason


"A learned and brilliant portrait of the great age of Western historiography, when the history of nations and classes combined with German philosophy to make the history of Europe the history of mankind."-J.G.A. Pocock, author of Barbarism and Religion


"Professor Donald Kelley is a master in his field, the history of historical thought. His latest book combines a broad sweep with an enviable command of context and detail. It will be of great value to students and teachers of history, not least because it places the 'new history' of our time in the perspective of the last two centuries."-Peter Burke, Cambridge University


"Kelley is a master in his field, the history of historical thought. His latest book combines a broad sweep with an enviable command of context and detail."-Peter Burke, Cambridge University

You may also be interested in...

Dust
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A History of Histories
Added to basket
The Undivided Past
Added to basket
Lessons of History
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Telling Lies About Hitler
Added to basket
Reappraisals
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
History: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Virtual History
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Aquinas' Summa Theologiae
Added to basket
Who's Bigger?
Added to basket
£21.99
Hardback
On History
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Why History Matters
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
The Revolt of the Masses
Added to basket
Dead Certainties
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.