History and social theory

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Cornell University Press, Dec 31, 1993 - History - 198 pages
What is the use of social theory to historians, and of history to social theorists? In clear and energetic prose, a preeminent cultural historian here offers a far-reaching response to these deceptively simple questions. Peter Burke reviews the emergence of the fields of history and the social sciences and traces their tentative convergence in recent decades as he reappraises the current relations between them.

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MODELS AND METHODS
22
CENTRAL CONCEPTS
44
CENTRAL PROBLEMS
104
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