History of History

Author(s): 
Munslow, Alun
ISBN: 
9780415677141
Date published: 
August 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

In a provocative analysis of European and American historical thinking and practice since the early 18th century, A History of History confronts several basic assumptions about the nature of history. Among these are the concept of historical realism, the belief in representationalism and the idea that the past possesses its own narrative. Written by one of the leading thinkers on the subject, this book provides an accessible and radical history of history while offering new insights into the pressing questions of the nature, purpose and function of history. This book is an essential text for all students, teachers and consumers of history.