"The Routledge Companion to Historical Studies serves as a much needed critical introduction to the key issues, historians, philosophers and theories which have prompted the rethinking of history and its practice that has gathered pace since the 1990s." "Key concepts that address both how historians work and organise the past, such as class, empiricism, agency/structure, epistemology and hermeneutics, are examined through the ideas of leading historians and philosophers such as Vico, Croce, Collingwood, Elton, Kant, Nietzsche, Derrida and White. For this new edition many entries have been substantially updated and offer an essential analysis of the state of history thinking and practice today. Alun Munslow has added twenty-nine new entries including Carl Becker, Frank R. Ankersmit, Richard Rorty, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, gender, justified belief, the aesthetic turn, race, film, biography, cultural history, critical theory and experimental history." "With a revised introduction setting out the state of the discipline of history today, as well as an extended and updated bibliography, The Routledge Companion to Historical Studies is the essential reference work for all students of history."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-278) and index.