The Postmodern History Reader by Keith JenkinsThe Postmodern History Reader by Keith Jenkins

The Postmodern History Reader

EditorKeith Jenkins

Paperback | August 19, 1997

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The Postmodern History Readeris the most comprehensive collection of influential texts on historiography and postmodernism yet compiled. Keith Jenkins expertly selects from the books and journal articles across the whole historiographical range that have been key to the transforming debates.

This unique reader is a clear introduction to the impact of postmodernism on historical debate, allowing easy access to one of the more stimulating and exciting areas of current history. It provides:

* extracts from influential historians, such as Barthes, Joyce, White, Foucault and Baudrillard
* individual introductions to each carefully defined debate
* many thoroughly up-to-date as well as 'classic' pieces
* texts from a range of subdisciplines in history and theory
* arguments both for and against postmodernism
* advice on further reading
* access to key writings which are not normally readily available.

Presented in a format that is both easy to use and challenging,The Postmodern History Readerwill serve as an invaluable course text and reference tool for students and postgraduates.

Title:The Postmodern History ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:August 19, 1997Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041513904X

ISBN - 13:9780415139045


Table of Contents

Introduction: On Being Open About Our Closures  Part 1: On History in the Upper Case: For and Against Postmodern Histories  Part 2: On History in the Lower Case: For and Against the Collapse of the Lower Case  Part 3: Nuanced or Ambiguous Others  Part 4: Debates from the Journals:Past and Present, Journal of Contemporary History, Social History

From Our Editors

Drawing on books and articles from across the whole historiographical range, the impact of postmodernism on historical studies is described and exemplified in challenging and thought-provoking ways. Included are selections by Roland Braun, Diane Elam, Geoff Eley, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Neville Kirk, Christopher Norris, and others. Illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

This is an authoritative selection of texts representing fairly all the principal positions in the current debate about the status of historical knowledge 'after modernism'. Keith Jenkins' superb introduction adroitly sorts out the issues and points the way to further profitable discussion for the near future. The collection amply illustrates that the 'discourse of history' has entered a new era.