History in Practice (Paperback)

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History in Practice (Paperback)


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Exploring the breadth and complexities of history as a field of study, History in Practice demystifies what historians actually do and the tasks they take on. This study, written by one of the most acute practitioners in the field, examines not only the academic discipline but also engages with the use of historical ideas in the wider world.

The new edition features:
- A new chapter on history in the digital age, covering the use of information technology in historical practice
- Extended coverage of the relationships between history and other disciplines
- Fresh material on current trends in the practice of history
- Over 35 new illustrations spread throughout the book drawn from around the world

This book is essential reading for all students seeking an understanding of history as a discipline.
Ludmilla Jordanova is Emeritus Professor of History and Visual Culture, Durham University, where she was Director of the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture 2015-19. She was previously Professor of Modern History, King's College, London and Director of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent books are The Look of the Past: Visual and Material Evidence in Historical Practice (2012) and Physicians and their Images (2018).
Product Details ISBN: 9781780933313
ISBN-10: 1780933312
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2019
Pages: 368
Language: English