A Concise History of History

Global Historiography from Antiquity to the Present

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  • 9781108426190
  • 9781108573658
  • 9781108697064
This short history of history is an ideal introduction for those studying or teaching the subject as part of courses on the historian's craft, historical theory and method, and historiography. Spanning the earliest known forms of historical writing in the ancient Near East right through to the present and covering developments in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, it also touches on the latest topics and debates in the field, such as 'Big History', 'Deep History' and the impact of the electronic age. It features timelines listing major dynasties or regimes throughout the world alongside historiographical developments; guides to key thinkers and seminal historical works; further reading; a glossary of terms; and sample questions to promote further debate at the end of each chapter. This is a truly global account of the process of progressive intercultural contact that led to the hegemony of Western historiographical methods.
  • Cambridge University Press; January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781108573658
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  • Title: A Concise History of History
  • Author: Daniel Woolf
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781108426190
  • 9781108573658
  • 9781108697064

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Advance praise: 'A Concise History of History presents a truly global approach to the writing of history from ancient times to the present, integrating historiographical traditions from across the world into a pluralistic story. In a clear authorial voice shaped by years of teaching, Woolf examines history's multivocal past and speculates about its future.' Merry Wiesner-Hanks, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781108426190
  • 9781108573658
  • 9781108697064