Recent Themes in Historical Thinking (Paperback)

Historians in Conversation (Historians in Conversation: Recent Themes in Understanding the Past)

By Donald a. Yerxa (Editor)

University of South Carolina Press, 9781570037412, 141pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2008

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Hardcover (4/25/2008)

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Description

Described as "the New York Review of Books for history," Historically Speaking has emerged as one of the most distinctive historical publications in recent years, actively seeking out contributions from a pantheon of leading voices in historical discourse from both inside and outside academia. Recent Themes in Historical Thinking represents some of the best writing on historiography to appear in the past five years. The prominent historians featured in this collection of essays and interviews drawn from Historically Speaking comment on such wide-ranging topics as the impact of postmodernism on the field, the relationship between professional and popular history, the importance of historical consciousness, and the limitations of the field in its current state.