The Companion to Historiography represents an original analysis of the moods and trends in historical writing throughout its phases of development and explores the assumptions and procedures that have formed the creation of historical perspectives. Contributed by a distinguished panel of academics, each essay conveys in direct, jargon-free language a genuinely international, wide-angled view of the ideas, traditions and institutions that lie behind the contemporary urgency of world history. The thematic structure of the Companion enables topics to be read selectively or sequentially .
Key Features * A unique exploration of Western, Asian and Oriental historiography * Specialist contributions by distinguished academics from across the globe draw on the authority of working historians and leading experts in related disciplines such as philosophy, anthropology and archaeology * Original and profound insights into world history through an awareness of its past formulations and emerging patterns * Over forty-five far-ranging essays, exploring diverse subjects such as Roman history today, medieval nobility, revisionism and modern India * Detailed information is easily accessible through the use of the Companion 's extensive indexes and bibliographies
Michael Bentley is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews. He has written extensively on Modern British History and teaches courses in historiography and historical theory.