The book is divided into three key parts, covering:
- Part I. Foundations: The Theoretical Grounds for Knowledge of the Past
- Part II. Applications: Theory-Intensive Areas in History
- Part III. Coda. Post-Postmodernism: Directions and Interrogations.
This important handbook brings together, in one volume, discussions of modernity, empiricism, deconstruction, narrative and postmodernity in the continuing evolution of the historical discipline into our post-postmodern era. Chapters are written by leading academics from around the world and cover a wide array of specialized areas of the discipline, including social history, intellectual history, gender, memory, psychoanalysis and cultural history. The influence of major thinkers such as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault and Hayden White is fully examined.
This handbook is an essential resource for practising historians, and students of history, and will appeal to scholars in related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities who seek a closer understanding of the theoretical foundations of history.
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