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5.0 out of 5 stars

on 3 September 2007
History and the Historians, is a masterpiece. Opening up to the contents page, you find that everything is very conveniently set out in chronological order, with major chapters representing different eras of historical thought from the classical historians of the Greek empire through to Marxism and beyond.

The style used is analytical and critical, in the introduction, Warren sets out a five point system of analysis, and throughout the text he sticks to this structure. This makes the book very easy to navigate through and enables great potential for textual analysis. The book is well written, and reaches great depths of discussion without using too much of the longwinded academic vocabulary, which can seem intimidating to students, in fact most new phrases introduced are carefully explained.

The text has helpful essay planning sections towards the end of the critical chapters which feed the reader with stimulus for comparitive thought on different historians.

In summary, History and the Historians, is a precise and concise, well set out guide to historiography through the ages and gives an overview of the evolution of historical thought, whilst supplying appropriate material for deep debate and discussion.
A must for Historical study
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