Writing History (3rd Edition) provides students and teachers with a comprehensive overview of how the study of history is informed by a broader intellectual and analytical framework, exploring the emergence and development of history as a discipline and the major theoretical developments that have informed historical writing. Instead of focusing on theory, this book offers succinct explanations of key concepts that illuminate the study of history and practical writing, and demonstrates the ways they have informed practical work. This fully revised new edition comprehensively rewrites and updates original chapters but also includes new features such as: - new chapters on digital, postcolonial and subaltern, environmental and transnational history, as well as history and literature;- chapter introductions setting them within the context of historiography;- a new substantive introduction from the editors, providing a useful road-map for students;- a new conclusion reviewing the themes addressed throughout;- an expanded glossary.In its new incarnation Writing History is, more than ever, an invaluable introduction to the central debates that have shaped history.
Stefan Berger is Professor of Social History and Director of the Institute of Social Movements and the House for the History of the Ruhr at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.Heiko Feldner is Senior Lecturer in Modern German History at Cardiff University, UK. Kevin Passmore is Professor of History at Cardiff University, UK.