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History and Historians, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Mark Gilderhus

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 17, 2009

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For undergraduate and graduate courses in Historiography, Philosophy of History, and Historical Methods. Also an ideal supplemental text for Western Civilization and Intellectual History courses.


This concise, best-selling volume presents a thorough and comprehensive overview of Western historical thinking from ancient times until the present. History and Historians surveys the main issues and problems in areas such as historiography, philosophy of history, and historical methodology. The book strives for a balanced coverage and attempts to make the subject accessible to readers at all levels.

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1   Aims and Purposes

2   The Beginnings of Historical Consciousness

3   Historical Consciousness in the Modern Age

4   Philosophy of History: Speculative Approaches

5   Philosophy of History: Analytical Approaches

6   Professional History in Recent Times

7   Culture Wars, Postmodernism, and Other Issues


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$18.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-69534-8