A Very Short IntroductionBook - 2000
There are many stories we can tell about the past, and we are not, perhaps, as free as we might imagine in our choice of which stories to tell, or where those stories end. John Arnold's Very Short Introduction is a stimulating essay about how we study and understand history. The book beginsby inviting us to think about various questions provoked by our investigation of history, and explores the ways these questions have been answered in the past. Concepts such as causation, interpretation, and periodization, are introduced by means of concrete examples of how historians work, givingthe reader a sense of the excitement of discovering not only the past, but also ourselves.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2000
Branch Call Number: 901 ARN
Characteristics: 134 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm