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This important handbook brings together in one volume discussions of the role of modernity, empiricism, realism, post-modernity and deconstruction in the historian’s craft. Chapters are written by leading writers from around the world and cover a wide spread of historical sub-disciplines, such as social history, intellectual history, narrative, gender, memory, psycho-analysis and cultural studies, taking in, along the way, the work of thinkers such as Paul Ricouer, Michel Foucault and Hayden White. The Sage Handbook of Historical Theory is an essential resource for practicing 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.

The Newest Social History: Crisis and Renewal
The newest social history: Crisis and renewal
BrianLewis

Is social history dead? Patrick Joyce raised the question in an article in the mid-1990s as the passionate debates over the impact of the linguistic and cultural turns began to abate.1 Has a triumphalist cultural history killed it? When the Social History Society in Britain in 2004 launched a new journal, Cultural and Social History, ...

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