Houses of history: A critical reader in history and theory (Paperback)

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The houses of history is a clear, jargon-free introduction to the major theoretical approaches employed by historians. This innovative critical reader provides accessible introductions to fourteen schools of thought, from the empiricist to the postcolonial, including chapters on Marxist history, Freud and psychohistory, the Annales, historical sociology, narrative, gender and history of the emotions among others.

Each chapter begins with a succinct description of the ideas integral to a particular theory. The authors then explore the insights and controversies arising from the application of this model, drawing upon debates and examples from around the world. Each chapter concludes with a representative example from a historian writing within this conceptual framework.

This newly revised edition of the highly successful textbook is the ideal basis for an introductory course in history and theory for students of history at all levels.

About the Author

Anna Green is Associate Professor in the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies at Victoria University of Wellington Kathleen Troup is Associate in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne
Product Details
ISBN: 9780719096211
ISBN-10: 0719096219
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2016
Pages: 472
Language: English