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Deconstructing History

 
 
 
 
Deconstructing History
Author: Alun Munslow
ISBN 13: 9780415391443
ISBN 10: 41539144
Edition: 2
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2006-04-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $43.95
 
 

Munslow examines history in the postmodern age. He provides an introduction to the debates and issues of postmodernist history. He also surveys the latest research into the relationship between the past, history and historical practice.

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Questioning whether history, as a discipline, can accurately recover and represent the content of the past through the form of the narrative, Munslow draws on the work of postmodern theorists to explore such questions as whether empiricism legitimately constitutes history as a separate epistemology; the character of historical evidence and its function; the role of the historian, his or her use of social theory, and the construction of explanatory frameworks in historical understanding; and the significance to historical explanation of narrative form. Paper edition (unseen), $24.99. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.