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The Houses of History: A Critical Reader in Twentieth-century History and Theory [Perfect Paperback]

Anna Green , Kathleen Troup
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1 April 1999
The only history and theory textbook to include accessible extracts from a wide range of historical writing. Provides a comprehensive introduction to the theorists who have most inflenced twentieth-century historians. Chapters follow a consistent structure, putting difficult ideas into an accessible context. This is the only critical reader aimed at the undergraduate market.

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  • Perfect Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press (1 April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719052556
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719052552
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 21.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 235,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Anna Green is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Kathleen Troup is a Lecturer in History at the University of Waikato, New Zealand

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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As a History student this was one of the first books recommended to us for dealing with schools of History such as the Empiricists, the Annales and Marxist history. Overall its a good book for looking into these schools and makes it easier to understand the theory, and particularly interesting is the section on postmodernism/postructuralism and I would say that it clearly describes it in a nutshell. As an introduction to Historical theory its great, further reading is of course required and this book is a good starting point for those wanting to know more about the challenges and theoretical framework within History.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful Introduction to Historical Theory 20 April 2013
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I purchased this as a textbook for my MA class in "Social Theory and History" and don't regret it!

Each section clearly lays out the main position of each theoretical area, as well as major works and thoughts of historians.
There is then a sample journal article or essay representing that school of thought.

This book is no nonsense and explains all the key terms in language easy to understand for beginners.
The only criticism I might have is that the bibliographies could have been longer, but realise this is probably an issue of space.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for students 7 Aug 2013
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For those of us who maintain an informed but amateur interest in a wide range of subjects specialist books can all too often be over-kill. For my level of engagement with History this book, aimed at undergraduate level, takes me, with beautiful clarity, through key themes and concepts of the specialist historian but without losing me along the way. I applaud this book. I enjoyed it too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oral history 17 Jan 2013
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A multi author text which actually goes beyond oral history and looks at other aspects of historiography and presentation. Recommended as essential reading for anybody researching modern and post-modern history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 17 Aug 2013
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An excellent book showing the various historical reading theories necessary to know throughout a history degree. Recommended to all who need help distinguishing between them all.
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