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The SAGE Handbook of Historical Theory

The SAGE Handbook of Historical Theory

Edited by:

Research Methods

January 2013 | 544 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The editors introduce the core areas of current debate within historical theory, bringing the reader as up to date with continuing debates and current developments as is possible. The book is divided into three parts, covering:

  • Part I. Foundations: The Theoretical Grounds for Knowledge of the Past
  • Part II. Applications: Theory-Intensive Areas in History
  • Part III. Coda. Post-Postmodernism: Directions and Interrogations

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.

Nancy Partner
Modernity and History: The Professional Discipline
Michael Bentley
The Turn towards 'Science': Historians Delivering Untheorized Truth
Lutz Raphael
The Implications of Empiricism for History
Jan van der Dussen
The Case for Historical Imagination: Defending the Human Factor and Narrative
Joseph Tendler
The Annales School: Variations on Realism, Methods and Time
Donald R Kelley
Intellectual History: From Ideas to Meanings
Brian Lewis
Social History: A New Kind of History
Postmodernism: The Linguistic Turn and Historical Knowledge
Robert Doran
The Work of Hayden White I: Mimesis, Figuration, and the Writing of History
Kalle Pihlainen
The Work of Hayden White II: Defamiliarizing Narrative
Robert M Stein
Derrida and Deconstruction: Challenges to the Transparency of Language
Hans Kellner
The Return of Rhetoric
Clare O'Farrell
Michel Foucault: The Unconscious of History and Culture
Ann Rigney
History as Text: Narrative Theory and History
Ann Curthoys and John Docker
The Boundaries of History and Fiction
Nancy Partner
Brian Lewis
The Newest Social History: Crisis and Renewal
Judith P Zinsser
Women's History/Feminist History
Bonnie Smith
Gender I: From Women's History to Gender History
Karen Harvey
Gender II: Masculinity Acquires a History
Amy Richlin
Sexuality and History
Michael Roper
Psychoanalysis and the Making of History
Kevin Foster
New National Narratives
Gilbert B Rodman
Cultural Studies and History
Patrick H Hutton
Memory: Witness, Experience, Collective Meaning
Benjamin Zachariah
Postcolonial Theory and History
Nancy Partner
John H Zammito
Post-Positivist Realism: Regrounding Representation
Frank Ankersmit
Historical Experience beyond the Linguistic Turn
Judith Keilbach
Photographs: Reading the Image for History
Valerie Johnson and David Thomas
Digital Information: 'Let a hundred flowers bloom…' Is Digital a Cultural Revolution?
David Gary Shaw
Recovering the Self: Agency after Deconstruction
Nancy Partner
The Fundamental Things Apply: Aristotle's Narrative Theory and the Classical Origins of Postmodern History

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