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Publication Date: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Gilderhus, Mark T.
This concise volume presents a thorough and comprehensive overview of Western historical thinking from ancient times until the present. History and Historians surveys the main issues and problems in areas such as historiography, philosophy of history, and historical methodology. The book strives for a balanced coverage and attempts to make the subject accessible to readers at all levels. This Fifth Edition, revised to incorporate recent developments, includes new examples to illustrate main themes as well as a postscript discussing aspects of contemporary "culture wars" in the United States and postmodernism.MAIN TOPICS- Aims and Purposes- The Beginnings of Historical Consciousness- Historical Consciousness in the Modern Age- Philosophy of History: Speculative Approaches- Philosophy of History: Analytical Approaches- Reading, Writing, and Research- Professional History in Recent Times- Postscript: Culture Wars and PostmodernismGilderhus, Mark T. is the author of 'History and Historians A Historiographical Introduction', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130448248 and ISBN 0130448249.
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