What is History Now?

Author(s): David Cannadine


E.H. Carr's "What is History?" was originally published by Macmillan in 1961. Since then it has sold hundreds of thousands of copies throughout the world. In this book, ten international scholars, writing from a range of historical vantage points, answer Carr's question for a new generation of historians: what does it mean to study history at the start of the 21st century? This volume pays tribute to Carr's seminal enquiry while moving the debate into new territory, to ensure relevance for a new century of historical study.

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David Cannadine many books include "The Pleasures of the Past", "History in our Time", "The Rise and Fall of Class in Britain" and "Ornamentalism: How the British Saw their Empire".

"Readers will find reliable and insightful information presented without recourse to jargon."--E.A. Breisach, "Choice" "If anyone were to provide an equivalent to "What is History?" for the early twenty-first century, it would surely be David Cannadine...as balanced as [it is] indispensible."--David Armitage, Columbia University "At last, "What is History?" gets the successor it deserves...extremely readable and highly stimulating."--Roy Porter, University College, London "[Cannadine] has assembled a distinguished team who convey, with spirit andlucidity, the scale and excitement of [historical] discovery."--"The Sunday Telegraph" .,."should prove invaluable to graduate students and scholars..."--Claude Ury, "History: Reviews of New Books" "Both the sense of the past and the strudy of history have changed significantly since E.H.Carr asked the question What is History? The key word in this new book, stimulating and in places provocative, is Now. Various authors, drawing largely on their personal experiences as historians, explore the processes and implications of change."--Asa Briggs

DAVID CANNADINE is Director of the Institute for Historical Research at the University of London, having returned to England from a Chair in History at Columbia University. His many books include The Pleasures of the Past, History in our Time, The Rise and Fall of Class in Britain and Ornamentalism: How the British Saw their Empire. He edits the journals Historical Research and Reviews in History.

Introduction; D.Cannadine - E.H.Carr and What is History?; R.J.Evans - What is Social History Now?; P.Cartledge - What is Intellectual History Now?; A.Brett - What is Imperial History Now?; L.Colley - What is Political History Now?; S.Pedersen - What is Religious History Now?; O.Hufton - What is Cultural History Now?; M.Rubin - What is Gender History Now?; A.K.Harris - What is History Now?; F.F.Armesto

General Fields

  • : 9781403933362
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : 0.244
  • : April 2004
  • : 220mm X 140mm X 11mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Cannadine
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 907.2
  • : 172