The Pursuit of History

The Pursuit of History

Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of Modern History

Book - 2000
Rate this:
'This is exactly the kind of book to recommend warmly to any student wanting a general introduction to the discipline of history. It is highly accessible and could as easily be handled by the general reader wanting to know what is happening to history today.'British Book News'Tosh provides an excellent introduction to methodology in history which will be read with advantage by historians at any stage of their development.'History'...admirably up-to-date, well-researched and written with the kind of brio which might alone suggest that history is exciting....The judgements are individual and sometimes controversial but there is no better tour d'horizon on the market.'Journal of African History'Tosh writes clearly and pungently...a very satisfactory as well as stimulating vade-mecum for all who work at history.'Times Higher Education SupplementThis brand-new Third Edition of the Pursuit of History examines important questions about historians and their work: Why do we study history? What use is it? How do we construct our knowledge of the past? Can we apply to history the methods and objectives of the social sciences? What are the limitations of historical evidence? What different kin
Publisher: Harlow, England ; Toronto : Pearson Education, 2000
Edition: 3rd ed. --
ISBN: 9780582304710
Branch Call Number: 907.2/TOS 4565 1


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at BPL

To Top