HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Happy Holidays! The 12 Days of LT scavenger hunt is going on. Can you solve the clues?
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Re-thinking History (Routledge Classics) by…
Loading...

Re-thinking History (Routledge Classics)

by Keith Jenkins

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1672102,962 (3.61)1

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

Showing 2 of 2
I took some notes as follow:
* History claims to knowledge (rather than belief or assertion) - It makes History the discourse it is.
* What can be known and how we can know, interact with "power".
* Even the most empirical chronicles has to invent narrative structures to give shape to time and place.
* HISTORY is never for itself; it is always for someone.
* Truth is a self-referencing figure of speech, incapable of accessing the phenomenal world: word and world, word and object, remain saparate ( )
  R-Ash | Nov 12, 2016 |
At only 84 pages long, this is a very small, slight paperback, but still not really worth the hour or so it took me to read. Jenkins warns you at the beginning that his work is a polemic, and he's not lying. He sets about to undermine the entire approach adopted by most western academic historians to the subject, especially through his use of postmodernism (a word which still makes many history professors shudder). I agree with some of his points, but his tone is arrogant and patronising; good for challenging you and making you think, but not in the way that Jenkins intended it. ( )
1 vote siriaeve | Jun 13, 2009 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0415304431, Paperback)

History means many things to many people. But finding an answer to the question 'What is history?' is a task few feel equipped to answer. If you want to explore this tantalising subject, where do you start? What are the critical skills you need to begin to make sense of the past?

The perfect introduction to this thought-provoking area, Jenkins' clear and concise prose guides readers through the controversies and debates that surround historical thinking at the present time, providing them with the means to make their own discoveries.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:02:02 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.61)
0.5
1
1.5
2 3
2.5
3 1
3.5 2
4 5
4.5 1
5 2

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 130,823,162 books! | Top bar: Always visible