Frontiers of History
Historical Inquiry in the Twentieth Century
The book focuses first on the state of the art of history in France, Germany, Britain, and the United States on the eve of World War I. Kelley then traces every important historiographical issue and development historians have encountered in the twentieth century. With the completion of this trilogy, Kelley presents the only comprehensive modern survey of historical writing. He provides an unparalleled portrait of the rich variety of historical method along with an insider’s view of the challenges of capturing history on the written page.
Praise For Frontiers of History: Historical Inquiry in the Twentieth Century…
"Frontiers of History is a remarkable feat. It is the crowning achievement of a scholar who has devoted his whole career to the subject and produced a true magnum opus."—Joseph Levine, Syracuse University
— Joseph Levine
"Extremely learned and wide-ranging discussion of a great number of historians divides. . . . It would be unjust to end with anything but praise for the tremendous achievement of this book, which manages to reveal so much about the major trends and developments of history writing during the twentieth century."—Stefan Berger, Journal of Modern History
— Stefan Berger
Yale University Press, 9780300120622, 320pp.
Publication Date: October 18, 2006