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The Nature of History 4th Edition Arthur Marwick
Reviews: '...very few will not benefit from some part of it, professionals included, and there could scarcely be a better introduction to history as an academic discipline as currently practised. It should be widely read by anyone interested in history.' - History
'It is intelligent and informative, well arranged and crisply written.' - The Guardian
Description : A thoroughly revised edition of this comprehensive study of the nature of history and its place in modern society.
Contents: Preface - Justifications and Definitions - The Development of Historical Studies to the End of the Nineteenth Century - The Development of Historical Studies: The Twentieth Century - The Place of Theory: History, Science and Social Science - The Historian at Work: Historical Facts and Historical Sources - The Historian at Work: The Writing of History - History, Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies - Controversy in History - Conclusion: The Nature and Profession of History - Appendix A: Examples of Aims and Objectives - Appendix B: Some Aphorisms - Appendix C: Glossary - Bibliography - Index