Thinking about history / Sarah Maza.
By: Maza, Sarah C.Material type: BookCall no.: D16 .M287 2017Publication: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017Description: 255 p.ISBN: 9780226109336 (pbk.); 022610933X; 9780226109169 (cloth); 022610916X.Subject(s): History | History -- Methodology | Historiography
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The history of whom? History from above : "Great men" and a few women ; Social history and quantification ; E.P. Thompson's historical revolution ; Resistance and agency ; Power and the private sphere -- The history of where? How national history became unnatural ; Oceans, middle grounds, borderlands ; The rise of global history ; Displacing Euro-America -- The history of what? From ideas to things ; The changing history of ideas ; Thomas Kuhn's scientific revolution ; Science in historical context ; The new history of things ; Nature and other nonhuman actors -- How is history produced? From chroniclers to academics ; Popular and public history ; Orthodoxy and revisionism : how debate shapes history ; Do sources and archives make history? -- Causes or meanings? Causality and history ; In search of laws and patterns : social science history and comparison ; Marxism and the Annales school ; Multicausal history and the return of the event ; In search of meaning : microhistory ; Clifford Geertz, Michel Foucault, and the "new cultural history" -- Facts or fictions? The rise and fall of objectivity ; Postmodernism and history : radical skepticism and new methods ; Everything is constructed ; Barbarians at the gate ; Distortion or imagination : where do we draw the line? -- Conclusion.
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