Fifty Key Thinkers on History
Publication Date 1 Jan 2000
OverviewThis is a guide to historiography through the ages. The cross-section of debates and thinkers covered takes in figures from ancient China, Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages, to contemporary Europe, America, Africa and Australia. Historians covered are: Herodotus; Thucydides; Polybius; Ssu-ma Ch'ien; Livy; Tacitus; Gregory of Tours; Bede; Ibn Khaldun; Froissart; Vico; Kant; Gibbon; Hegel; Ranke; Michelet; Macaulay; Marx; Dilthey; Turner; Croce; Woodson; Febvre; Spengler; Bloch; Geyl; Collingwood; Heidegger; Toynbee; Carr; Oakeshott; Braudel; Hempel; Taylor; Moody; Ricoeur; Walsh; Clark; Hobsbawm; Elton; Kuhn; Diop; Thompson; Foucault; Davis; White; Ladurie; Scott; Rowbotham; and Fukuyama. Each essay offers biographical information, a summary and discussion of the subject's approach to history and how others have engaged with it, a list of their major works and a guide to diverse resources for further study, including books, articles, films and web sites.
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