From Herodotus to H-Net: The Story of Historiography by Jeremy D. Popkin

From Herodotus to H-Net: The Story of Historiography

byJeremy D. Popkin

Paperback | August 28, 2015

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From Herodotus to H-Net: The Story of Historiography offers a concise yet comprehensive and up-to-date account of the many ways in which history has been studied and recounted, from the ancient world to the new universe of the Internet. It shows how the same issues that historians debate todaywere 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 publichistory.

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Jeremy D. Popkin is the William T. Bryan Chair of History at the University of Kentucky.

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Title:From Herodotus to H-Net: The Story of HistoriographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.19 × 5.51 × 0.79 inPublished:August 28, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199923000

ISBN - 13:9780199923007

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAbout the AuthorPart I: Historiography from Herodotus to the Twentieth Century1. What is Historiography?The Concerns of HistoriographyThe Book and Its AuthorJustifying the Study of the PastA Short Field Guide to the Varieties of History2. History in Ancient and Medieval TimesHerodotus and ThucydidesHistory-Writing in the Hellenistic and Roman WorldsThe Origins of Chinese HistoriographyHistory, Judaism, and ChristianityHistory in the Middle AgesHistory in the Chinese and Islamic WorldsThe Late Middle Ages in Europe3. The Historiographical Revolution of the Early Modern EraThe Renaissance Revolution in HistoriographyHistorians in a New WorldHistory in the Age of PrintHistory in the Age of the Enlightenment4. The Nineteenth Century and the Rise of Academic ScholarshipThe Revolutionary Era and the Development of the HistoricalConsciousnessRanke and his 'Revolution'Nationalism and Historical ScholarshipHistory and the Sciences of SocietyA Historical Civilization5. Scientific History in an Era of ConflictCritiques of Scientific HistoryThe First World War and the Understanding of HistoryThe Founding of the "Annales" SchoolHistory and the Second World WarSocial History in the Postwar PeriodHistory in the Cold War WorldPart II: Historiography in the Contemporary World6. Glorious Confusion: Historiography from the 1960s to the End of the Millennium p-pThe Challenges of the 1960sSearching for a New HistoryNew Paradigms for HistoryWomen's History and the History of Gender RelationsContesting EurocentrismThe History of MemoryThe "History Wars"7. History in a New MillenniumA Historical Controversy to end the MillenniumHistory in the Internet EraHistory Beyond the Printed PageNew Directions in Historical Scholarship8. Historians at WorkSo You Want to Go to Graduate SchoolSearching for a Job in HistoryThe Quest for TenureProfessors' WorkIs There Life After Tenure?History Careers Outside of Academia9. ConclusionSuggestions 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