Key Issues in Historical Theory by Herman Paul
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1138802727, 1138802735 | 176 pages | PDF | 0,8 MB
is a fresh, clear and well-grounded introduction to this vibrant field of inquiry, incorporating many examples from novels, paintings, music, and political debates. The book expertly engages the reader in discussions of what history is, how people relate to the past and how they are formed by the past.
Over 11 thematically-based chapters, Herman Paul discusses subjects such as:
history, memory and trauma
historical experience and narrative
moral and political dimensions of history
historical reasoning and explanation
truth, plausibility and objectivity.
convincingly shows that historical theory is not limited to reflection on professional historical studies, but offers valuable tools for understanding autobiographical writing, cultural heritage and political controversies about the past.
With textboxes providing additional focus on a range of key topics, this is an attractive, accessible and up-to-date guide to the field of historical theory.
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