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Historiography: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, Third Edition

Historiography: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, Third Edition
Author: Ernst Breisach
ISBN 13: 9780226072838
ISBN 10: 226072835
Edition: 3
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2007-12-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 500
List Price: $30.00

In this pioneering work, Ernst Breisach presents an effective, well-organized, and concise account of the development of historiography in Western culture. Neither a handbook nor an encyclopedia, this up-to-date third edition narrates and interprets the development of historiography from its origins in Greek poetry to the present, with compelling sections on postmodernism, deconstructionism, African-American history, women’s history, microhistory, the Historikerstreit, cultural history, and more. The definitive look at the writing of history by a historian, Historiography provides key insights into some of the most important issues, debates and innovations in modern historiography.

Praise for the first edition: “Breisach’s comprehensive coverage of the subject and his clear presentation of the issues and the complexity of an evolving discipline easily make his work the best of its kind.”—Lester D. Stephens, American Historical Review