The Landscape of History
How Historians Map the PastBook - 2004
The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past provides a searching look at the historian's craft, as well as a strong argument for why a historical consciousness should matter to us today. John Lewis Gaddis points out that while the historical method is more sophisticated than most historians realize, it doesn't require unintelligible prose to explain. Like cartographers mapping landscapes, historians represent what they can never replicate. In doing so, they combine the techniques of artists, geologists, paleontologists, and evolutionary biologists.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004, c2002
Branch Call Number: History 901 Gad