Historical Method and Theory

History 283

Spring 2015
Instructor: 
Location: 
180 Barrows
Day & Time: 
M 2-4P
CCN: 
39867
Units: 
4

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

Course Books

Historiography : Ancient, Medieval, & Modern, Third Edition by E. Breisach University of Chicago Press. ISBN: ISBN 978-0226072784 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
THe City of God Against the Pagans by Augustine Cambridge. ISBN: 978-0521468435 Required
History of the Wars, Vol. 1, Books 1-2: The Persian War (Loeb Classical Library) by Procopius Harvard (Loeb). ISBN: 978-0674990548 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
Muqaddima, an introduction to history by Ibn Khaldun Princeton (abridged edition). ISBN: 978-0691120546 Required
The first new science, edited and translated by Leon Pompa. by Giambattista Vico, trans. Pompa Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-0521387262 Required
Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence, 2nd edition by Cohen, G.A. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0199242061 Required
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber Penguin. ISBN: 978-0140439212 Required
The Historian’s Craft by Marc Bloch Vintage. ISBN: ISBN 978-0394705125 Required
The Writing of History by Michel de Certeau Columbia University Press. ISBN: 978-0231055758 Required
Orientalism by Edward Said Vintage. ISBN: 978-0394740676 Required
Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson, Verso. ISBN: 978-1844670864 Required
De imperio et rebus gestis Justiniani by Agathias De Gruyter. ISBN: 978-3110033571 Required
De imperio et rebus gestis Justiniani by Agathias De Gruyter. ISBN: 978-3110033571 Required
Historiography : Ancient, Medieval, & Modern by E. Breisach University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 978-0226072784 Required