Historical Method and Theory

History 283

Fall 2012
Day & Time: 
Tu 4-6P

We will read reflections on the writing and practice of history by authors from antiquity to the twentieth century.


Please note new time and room.

Course Books

Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson, Verso. ISBN: 978-1844670864 Required
Orientalism by Edward Said Vintage. ISBN: 978-0394740676 Required
The Writing of History by Michel de Certeau Columbia University Press. ISBN: 978-0231055758 Required
The Historian’s Craft by Marc Bloch Vintage. ISBN: ISBN 978-0394705125 Required
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber Penguin. ISBN: 978-0140439212 Required
Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence, 2nd edition by Cohen, G.A. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0199242061 Required
The first new science, edited and translated by Leon Pompa. by Giambattista Vico, trans. Pompa Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-0521387262 Required
Muqaddima, an introduction to history by Ibn Khaldun Princeton (abridged edition). ISBN: 978-0691120546 Required
Theodorus Metochites on Philosophic Irony and Greek History: Miscellanea 8 and 93. by P.A. Agapitos, K. Hult, and O.L. Smith, Department of Greek Studies, Philosophy and History, University of CyprusDepartment of Classical Studies, GFoteborg University (1996). ISBN: NOT ON SALE BY AMAZON. Required
History of the Wars, Vol. 1, Books 1-2: The Persian War (Loeb Classical Library) by Procopius Harvard (Loeb). ISBN: 978-0674990548 Required
THe City of God Against the Pagans by Augustine Cambridge. ISBN: 978-0521468435 Required
The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War by Richard Crawley and Robert B. Strassler Anchor. ISBN: 978-0684827902 Required
The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories by Robert B. Strassler, Andrea L. Purvis and Herodotus Anchor. ISBN: 978-1400031146 Required