Historical Theory

Kobo ebook | July 1, 2002

byFulbrook, Mary

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Written by a prominent historian, this work develops a highly Original argument in the context of recent debates. Against naive empiricism, Mary Fulbrook argues that all historians face key theoretical questions, and that an emphasis on the facts alone is not enough. Against postmodernism, she argues that historical narratives are not simply inventions imposed on the past, and that some answers to historical questions are more plausible or adequate than others. Focusing on central theoretical issues and strategies for bridging the gap between the traces of the past and the interpretations of the present, and deploying a range of substantive examples to illustrate the argument, this study provides an essential guide to and through major debates about the nature of history and representations of the past.

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Written by a prominent historian, this work develops a highly Original argument in the context of recent debates. Against naive empiricism, Mary Fulbrook argues that all historians face key theoretical questions, and that an emphasis on the facts alone is not enough. Against postmodernism, she argues that historical narratives are not ...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 1, 2002Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0203450655

ISBN - 13:9780203450659

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