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  • The Houses of History: A Critical Reader in Twentieth-Century History and Theory
  • Anna Green
  • English
  • 08 March 2019
  • 9780814731277

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The Houses of History: A Critical Reader in Twentieth-Century History and Theory Download ó 2 He English Working Class to the recent such as Henrietta Whiteman's White Buffalo Woman and Judith Walkowitz's City of Dreadful Delight the diverse selections collected here bring together the leading historians and theorists of the century Comprehensive and accessible to undergraduates The Houses of History is ideally suited to classroom use Not uite as clear and jargon free as advertized but just may be because the authors are from New Zealand and copy the British model for writing about history and such whereas I an American am used to a different format I found the examples located in the second half of each chapter interesting except for like two of them then the first halves that deal with the history and proscons and such of each different method or theory in the world of historical research Although I am a historian and graduate student I really just don t care about Methodology oh no how dare I and blah blah blah or all the theories especially the Marxist and postmodernpoststructural ones or the like I really just do not care yet I HAVE to study it and read about it as part of the history program If you are into this sort of thing this book is for you

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The Houses of History: A Critical Reader in Twentieth-Century History and Theory Download ó 2 Twentieth century Ranging from Empiricism to Postcolonialism Marxism to the Ethnohistorians each chapter begins with an introduction to the particular school the main protagonists the critics and is followed by a useful section of further readings From the classic such as G R Elton's England Under the Tudors and E P Thompson's The Making of t Some chapters were better than others

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The Houses of History: A Critical Reader in Twentieth-Century History and Theory Download ó 2 Every piece of historical writing has a theoretical basis on which evidence is selected filtered and understood This is as true of scientific empiricism as it is of poststructualism The Houses of History provides a comprehensive introduction to the twelve schools of thought which have had the greatest influence on the study of history in the Having a work like this is immensely helpful as a backbone for a historiography class However I do not think this book accomplishes its task as well as it could Green and Troup author each chapter covering a different historiographical field or uestion themselves and follow each chapter with an article corresponding to said chapter s subject It would have been better had this been a complete anthology with various experts in appropriate subjects authoring the chapters appropriate to their academic specialties This would have prevented the inevitable problem of Green and Troup writing a chapter on a field or subject that they are not themselves intimately familiar with this is particularly clear in the chapters on Marx and post structuralismThat said for what it is it gets the job done