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Mary Fulbrook - Historical Theory - 9780415179874 - V9780415179874
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Historical Theory

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Description for Historical Theory Paperback. A highly original argument about the 'fact or fiction' debate which takes a fresh look at major debates on the nature of history and the dilemmas facing historians today. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: HBAH. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 216 x 139 x 14. Weight in Grams: 306.
Practising historians claim that their accounts of the past are something other than fiction, myth or propaganda. Yet there are significant challenges to this view, most notably from postmodernism. In Historical Theory, a prominent historian develops a highly original argument that evaluates the diversity of approaches to history and points to a constructive way forward. Mary Fulbrook argues that all historians face key theoretical questions, and that an emphasis on the facts alone is not enough. Against postmodernism, she argures that historical narratives are not simply inventions imposed on the past, and that some answers to historical questions are ... Read more

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Taylor & Francis Ltd United Kingdom
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'Fulbrook's undogmatic approach certainly merits a close reading. The book soundly explores some of the main topics andproblems of historical analyses ... her comprehensive book is a sound and useful overview, even for students, who seek for a basic understanding of some of the major issues of historical theory.' - H 'Mary Fulbrook's Historical Theory is a... thought-provoking intervention...' ... Read more

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