This original and important book on the study of history is now available in a new edition.
G. R. Elton's classic work is a wide-ranging, succinct and practical introduction for all students and general readers, and it makes a major contribution to the question 'What is history?'.
This book sets out Elton's experience in the study, writing and teaching of history.
The author perceived the work as a manifesto, an explanation of his faith and practice of the subject.
This book has become a classic text for students and teachers since its first publication in 1969.
This edition includes a new afterword by Richard Evans which assesses the book's relationship to Elton's work as a whole, its impact on the historical profession and its lessons for historians today.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 234 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Publication Date: 16/01/1991
- Category: Historiography
- ISBN: 9780631229803