History: Its Theory And Method

History: Its Theory And Method

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Publisher Laxmi Publications All History books by Laxmi Publications
ISBN 9789351380832
Author: B Sheik Ali
Number of Pages 430
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History: Its Theory And Method by B Sheik Ali
Book Summary:

The second edition of this well-known book studies three aspects, namely, the theory, the methodology and the historiography of history and is therefore divided into three parts. In the first part all theoretical problems as to what constitutes history, its nature, value, subject matter, philosophy, structure and form are discussed. The second part is about methodology wherein a graphic account is given on the techniques of writing history. All aspects of methodology from conceiving a subject to the completion of the work are dealt with. Preliminary operations, analytical operations and synthetic operations are described. The third part is on historiography-from the earliest period to the present day-which deals with the history of historical writing. This edition contains a new chapter on American Historiography. The merit of the book lies in the interpretation of ideas. A lot of thinking has been bestowed and difficult concepts have been made lucid and intelligible. A special feature is that all concepts are illustrated with suitable examples from Indian history and world history. On many issues such as the nature of history, the author has presented some of his original research material.

Audience of the Book :
This book Useful for History.
Table of Contents:

Part I   Theory

1. Nature and Scope of History
2. Value and Subject Matter of history
3. Philosophy and Theories of History
4. Structure and Form of History

Part II   Methodology

5. Preliminary Operations
6. Analytical Operations
7. Synthetic Operations
8. Concluding Operations

Part III   Historiography

9. Ancient Historiography
10. Medieval Historiography
11. Modern Historiography: Trends and the English School
12. Modern Historiography: Other European Schools
13. Indian Historiography: Ancient and Medieval Period
14. Indian Historiography: Modern Period
15. American Historiography