This book examines the development of social history and the complex relationship between social history and social theory. It covers the major developments within social history, and offers an introduction to many of the most important social theorists, as well as to current debates within historiography. As social history has continued to expand, historians have made greater use of the theoretical insights of social scientists. Donald M. MacRaild and Avram Taylor make the case for theoretically-informed history in a lively manner.
DONALD M. MACRAILD is Principal Lecturer and Head of History at Northumbria University, UK.AVRAM TAYLOR is Lecturer in History at Northumbria University, UK.