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What is History Now?


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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

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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".

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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.


'...he has assembled a distinguished team who convey, with spirit and lucidity, the scale and excitement of discovery that 40 years of specialization has produced.' - Blair Worden, Sunday Telegraph

'...should prove invaluable to graduate students and scholars...' - Claude Ury, History: Reviews of New Books

'Readers will find reliable and insightful information presented without recourse to jargon.' - E. A. Breisach, Choice

Reviews of the Hardback edition:

'What is History? strongly influenced the generation of professional historians who came to maturity in the following decades. 'What is History Now?' presents a timely review of the debate forty years on and an expert examination of present trends and anxieties.' - Norman Davies

'What is History Now? presents the ideal solution to the dilemma of how to reappraise Carr's book without burying it. If anyone were to provide an equivalent to What is History? for the early twenty-first-century, it would surely be David Cannadine.' - David Armitage

'At last, What is History? gets the successor it deserves...extremely readable and highly stimulating.' - Roy Porter

'...destined to become a must-have text for today's history students.' - Tristram Hunt, BBC History Magazine

'[Cannadine] has assembled a distinguished team who convey, with spirit and lucidity, the scale and excitement of [historical] discovery.' - Blair Worden, The Sunday Telegraph

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