Fifty Key Thinkers on History

3rd Edition

Marnie Hughes-Warrington

Routledge
Published August 21, 2014
Reference - 350 Pages
ISBN 9780415703598 - CAT# Y154479
Series: Routledge Key Guides

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Summary

Fifty Key Thinkers on History is an essential guide to the most influential historians, theorists and philosophers of history. The entries offer comprehensive coverage of the long history of historiography ranging from ancient China, Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages to the contemporary world. This third edition has been updated throughout and features new entries on Machiavelli, Ranajit Guha, William McNeil and Niall Ferguson. Other thinkers who are introduced include:

  • Herodotus
  • Bede
  • Ibn Khaldun
  • E. H. Carr
  • Fernand Braudel
  • Eric Hobsbawm
  • Michel Foucault
  • Edward Gibbon

Each clear and concise essay offers a brief biographical introduction; a summary and discussion of each thinker’s approach to history and how others have engaged with it; a list of their major works and a list of resources for further study.

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