Historians

Authors: Snowman, D.

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History in all its forms is more popular nowadays than ever. History programmes on television can attract audiences in the millions, as do top heritage sites, while growing numbers of people pursue family and local history and join historical re-enactment societies. A bestselling history book can nowadays outsell a popular novel, something almost unimaginable fifty years ago.

Who are the men and women who have helped make the past of such absorbing interest to the present, and how have they done so? In his stimulating anthology of essays about the life and work of some of our leading historians, Daniel Snowman provides a vivid snapshot of history and historians in our new century.

Included in Historians are: Jeremy Black, John Brewer, Asa Briggs, Peter Burke, David Cannadine, Linda Colley, Norman Davies, Natalie Zemon Davis, Christopher Dyer, Richard J. Evans, Niall Ferguson, Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Orlando Figes, Eric Foner, Roy Foster, Antonia Fraser, Eric Hobsbawm, Geoffrey Hosking, Lisa Jardine, John Keegan, Ian Kershaw, John Morrill, Laurence Rees, Lyndal Roper, Simon Schama, Peter Stansky, David Starkey, Theodore Zeldin.

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Daniel Snowman is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, UK. Educated at Cambridge and Cornell, he was a Lecturer at Sussex University and went on to work for the BBC as Chief Producer, Features (Radio). His books have tended to cross conventional historiographical boundaries, from Kissing Cousins (1977), a comparative study of British and American social attitudes and values, to The Hitler Emigrés (2002), which examined the cultural impact of refugees from Nazism. The Gilded Stage: A Social History of Opera (2009) was a pioneering attempt to place the history of opera in its widest historical perspective.  

Reviews

'... [T]he great strength of this collection... is its variety... Snowman's snapshots of outstanding historians are always entertaining.' - Jewish Chronicle

'a curious element in the book is the occasional 'reply' by the subject of the pen portrait. These make fascinating reading, subtly correcting an undue emphasis in Snowman's account of their life while straining not to be immodest... It is in the replies that the best bits are found.' - Archives: The journal of the British Records Association

"The great strength of this collection ... is its variety... Snowman's snapshots of outstanding historians are always entertaining." - Jewish Chronicle

"A curious element in the book is the occasional 'reply' by the subject of the pen portrait. These make fascinating reading, subtly correcting an undue emphasis in Snowman's account of their life while straining not to be immodest... It is in the replies that the best bits are found." - Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association

Table of contents (29 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Historians
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59997-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230599970
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-8805-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-58731-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 320
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