Demystifying the subject with clarity and verve, History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice familiarizes the reader with the varied spectrum of historical approaches in a balanced, comprehensive and engaging manner. Global in scope, and covering a wide range of topics from the ancient and medieval worlds to the twenty-first century, it explores historical perspectives not only from historiography itself, but from related areas such as literature, sociology, geography and anthropology.
Clearly written, accessible and student-friendly, this second edition is fully updated throughout to include:
An increased spread of case studies from beyond Europe, especially from American and imperial histories.
New chapters on important and growing areas of historical inquiry, such as environmental history and digital history
Expanded sections on political, cultural and social history
More discussion of non-traditional forms of historical representation and knowledge like film, fiction and video games.
Accompanied by a new companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/claus) containing valuable supporting material for students and instructors such as discussion questions, further reading and web links, this book is an essential introduction for all students of historical theory and method.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 498
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 248 x 191 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"Peter Claus and John Marriott's insightful book History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice offers a most useful introduction to the study of history. The authors chart the development of the discipline from Herodotus to the present day in a clear, logical and concise manner, drawing on a wealth of fascinating illustrative material to map out key developments in the subject. This comprehensive and perceptive book is a must-read for students of history and should be made essential reading on any undergraduate or graduate theory and methods course."
Robert James, University of Portsmouth, UK
"Claus and Marriott have produced an excellent textbook, impressively comprehensive in scope and detail, yet with a logical structure and short, easily manageable chapters, and written in a concise, accessible style aimed at the undergraduate reader. A must for historiography courses."
Sacha Davis, University of Newcastle, Australia
"A welcome revised and updated guide to the discipline of history, its variety, and practice. History is a comprehensive discussion of the development of the subject, different approaches of history, as well as a guide to techniques. It is an essential text for students that mixes historiography, theory, and methodology and is richly illustrated with examples."
Kevin Linch, University of Leeds, UK
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