History in Practice

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Nov 28, 2019 - History - 352 pages
History in Practice explores the discipline's breadth, its complexities and the tasks it takes on. This study by one of the liveliest and most acute practitioners in the field demystifies what historians do. It looks at history as an academic discipline but also engages with the extensive and sometimes troubling uses of historical ideas in the wider world.

Historical work has public consequences and draws considerable energy from contemporary preoccupations. For this new edition of her respected book, Ludmilla Jordanova has revised the text and added a new chapter that explores the role of digital technology in historical practice. She pays attention both to recent trends in the discipline and to its basic characteristics.

This book is essential reading for all students seeking an understanding of history as a discipline.

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About the author (2019)

Ludmilla Jordanova is Professor of History and Visual Culture and Co-Director of the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture at Durham University, UK. 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 book is The Look of the Past: Visual and Material Evidence in Historical Practice (2012).

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