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Literature of History

History 5471 - Fall 2019

This course is designed to introduce you to some of the most significant works in the writing of history, books and articles that have changed fields, generated new strategies for analyzing historical events, and deployed new or innovative theories in historical studies. The texts chosen for this course are, in a sense, some of the greatest hits in the literature of history and at the same time an idiosyncratic list, skipping many significant works and including some that might not make it onto another scholar's list. The aim is to trace some of the changes in theory and methods of historical studies over the course of the second half of the twentieth century and, most importantly, to offer students of varied periods and places diverse strategies for tackling particular historical problems.
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Section 02

Literature of History
INSTRUCTOR: Dube
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