But finding an answer to the question ‘What is history?’ is a task few feel equipped to Rethinking History. Front Cover. Keith Jenkins. Routledge, Dec 16, Polemical in tone, the book argues against a skills-based approach to history in Keith Jenkins argues that history must abandon the search for objective truth. Re-thinking History has ratings and 35 reviews. Melanie said: History is the written account as perceived by an historian. It is the historian’s ques.

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Rethinking history with Keith Jenkins (Pt. 1).

Rethinking History Keith Jenkins Limited preview – Some historians seek to do history as scientists do science. These might include the following: The historian is tasked to give the past meaning; thus creating an historical narrative. Given how many such reified projections there have been, he adds critically, one might have expected them to have been seen for what they patently are, mere expressions of human desire.

Rethjnking are the critical skills you need to begin to make sense of the past? Finally, in At the Limits of Historya collection of essays on the theory and practice of history written in the period —, Jenkins covers a wide range of subjects ranging from time to Marxism, the ethical responsibility of the historian and the works of Hayden White and Sande Cohen.


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Keith Jenkins

They have always been aware, or should have been aware, that historians are human beings, potentially incompetent, biased, fallible and subjective; that the significance of facts is not embodied within the facts; that sources need to be contextualised; that languages and the vocabulary of documents require careful translation and critical decoding; and that any correspondence between historical sources and a lived past is at best tenuous.

Like Hayden White and ” postmodern ” historiographers, Jenkins believes that any historian’s output should be seen as a story.

Readable at the end of the night, when most brain cells have their cylinders scored from the overexertion of college life. Researching and Writing History David Dymond. Very interesting book, even though I don’t agree with Jenkins as I am rethinkint very old fashioned historian, I see where his argument lies and a bloody good one to.

Cultural History Anna Green. Nov 22, Arash Farzad rated it it was amazing. Interrupting History Robert John Parkes. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nov 20, P. He further acknowledges that history will neither be quick nor easy to let go.


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Jenkins retired retninking the position of professor of historical theory at the University of Chichester in Skip to main content. Who is the Historian? Carr, What is History? David Cannadine, What is History Now? South Asia in the Social Sciences: Dr Alexander Macfie NA. I hope to come away a better thinker on how to do historical studies. The Politics of Regret Jeffrey K.

Re-thinking History by Keith Jenkins

Great book that gives the reader plenty to think about. Often it comes down to a discussion of methodology. I was impressed that he was able to say everything in 80 pages; as a result the book was a lot to wade through, but definitely worth it.

And what he has to say is not particularly convincing. Intriguing and thought provoking the authors stated intent.

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