LUDMILLA JORDANOVA HISTORY IN PRACTICE PDF

Buy History in Practice 2nd Edition (Hodder Arnold Publication) 2 by Ludmilla Jordanova (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low. Is history a subject that primarily appropriates its theory from other disciplines? In this lively and readable study, Ludmilla Jordanova examines the many. Review of Ludmilla Jordanova’s History in Practice and Truth in Historical Writing By Abbey Mikha 1 What is truth? Can truth truly set a historian and a human.

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History in Practice by Ludmilla Jordanova. How do the ways historians divide up their subject affect their work, and how have these divisions changed over the years?

Why have certain fields, such as women’s history and Black history, generated such intense debate about their value and validity? Is history a subject that primarily appropriates its theory from other disciplines? And what is the nature of the links be How do the ways historians divide up their subject affect their work, and how have these divisions changed over the years? And what is the nature of the links between history and related disciplines, such as anthropology and literary theory?

In this lively and readable study, Ludmilla Jordanova examines the many changes in the study of history in recent decades. The nature and implications of the changes remain hotly contested, and Jordanova proves a reliable guide to the emerging discipline.

She looks at what historians do, how their work is used in the wider world, and how their methods are continuing to evolve. Ideal for undergraduates and general readers, the book provides an essential theoretical framework for anyone pursuing the study of history. Paperbackpages. Published May 11th by Arnold Publishers first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about History in Practiceplease sign up.

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Dec 01, Kris McCracken rated it liked it Shelves: However, if you are a bit of a history buff you will surely find something worthwhile. Jordanova explores how the study of history has dramatically altered in recent decades.

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She does an able job at exploring what historians do, and in particular, why and how there have been such sweeping changes to the discipline. When I was an undergraduate we didn’t talk about History’s methods, but we did talk about how it was written. Now, in a new academic context, where I am expected to teach History’s methods Jordanova’s text is one of the most useful and among my most valued — not because it is about the mechanics of doing History, but the process.

Historical research is about collecting information, sorting it, and writing it into a compelling explanation that accounts for the partial nature of our evidence, and When I was an undergraduate we didn’t talk about History’s methods, but we did talk about how it was written. Historical research is about collecting information, sorting it, and writing it into a compelling explanation that accounts for the partial nature of our evidence, and our partiality as researchers.

She does so by reminding us that and challenging us to ensure that our historical analyses link to the cultural struggle around us, to the politics of the time we live in and are honest to the past we are exploring. She has made me a better historian. Oct 04, James added it Shelves: I have decided that unless a educational book book grips me then I am not going to give it star ratings – that would be like holding it up to fictional works and saying they were comparable. I will however review them.

This book is the first educational book I have read whilst as university, and while I admit I didn’t read all of it before I had to return it to the LIC, I think I got everything I could from it, which is a good thing, but It was okay; It did the job.

It didn’t excite me, but it did teach me something.

How lucmilla I know. Feb 17, Liz Clappin rated it really liked it. Lets be honest, no one really likes historiography. Like the dentist its just something we all have to do. That being said is you have to do it, you could be a lot worse off than Jordanova. She’s pragmatic almost to a fault and straightforward and resists drowning you in jargon.

I think she can be a little harsh on both technology and the pgactice factor of research sometimes, but then again she is an academic of a certain generation.

Her examples are helpful and well chosen and overall this rela Lets be honest, no one really likes historiography. Her examples are helpful and well chosen and overall this relatively compact book boils history and other related disciplines down to a manageable commodity. I expected somewhat more insight out of this than I got.

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A lot of what Jordanova outlines and advocates for sounds like common sense to me already. But I will stand by my complaint: A good introduction to what academic history is and what academic historians do. Useful for undergraduates or even advanced level school pupils. Abby rated it it was ok Sep 14, Steffi rated it did not like it Jan 02, Jannie Lund rated it really liked it Oct 30, Michelle rated it it was ok May 15, Feb 03, Sannie Hald rated it liked it Shelves: Read three chapters for uni!

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Quotes from History jordnova Practice. And therein lie its strengths. Eclecticism is sometimes treated as a dirty word. At the very least it sounds untidy – just so: It is precisely the ability to embrace complexities while making sense of them, and to think flexibly about diverse phenomena at distinct analytical levels, that characterises historians’ purchase on the past. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.