Practicing History: New Directions in Historical Writing after the Linguistic Turn by Gabrielle M. SpiegelPracticing History: New Directions in Historical Writing after the Linguistic Turn by Gabrielle M. Spiegel

Practicing History: New Directions in Historical Writing after the Linguistic Turn

EditorGabrielle M. Spiegel

Paperback | June 23, 2005

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This essential collection of key articles offers a re-evaluation of the practice of history in light of current debates. Critical thinkers and practicing historians present their writings, along with clear and thorough editorial material, to examine the complex ideas at the forefront of historical practice.

This volume gives a synoptic overview of the last twenty-five years' theoretical analysis of historical writing, with a critical examination of the central concepts and positions that have been in debate. The collection delineates the emergence of "practice theory" as a possible paradigm for future historical interpretation concerned with questions of agency, experience and the subject.

These complex ideas are introduced to students in this accessible reader, and for teachers and historians too, this survey is an indispensable and timely read.

Gabrielle M. Spiegel is Professor of Medieval History and Chair of the History Department at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author ofThe Past as TextandRomancing the Past.
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Title:Practicing History: New Directions in Historical Writing after the Linguistic TurnFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:June 23, 2005Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415341086

ISBN - 13:9780415341080

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Practicing History, Theorizing Practice  Part 1: Discourse and the Problem of Social History  Part 2: Self and Agency  Part 3: Experience and Practice