What is Cultural History?

What is Cultural History? Review

This exciting introductory text offers an accessible guide to the past, present and future of cultural history, as it has been practised not only in the English-speaking world but in Continental Europe, Asia, South America and elsewhere.





Burke begins by providing a discussion of the 'classic' phase of cultural history, associated with Jacob Burckhardt and Johan Huizinga, and of the Marxist reaction, from Frederick Antal to Edward Thompson. He then charts the rise of cultural history in more recent times, concentrating on the work of the last generation, often described as the 'New Cultural History'. He places cultural history in its own cultural context, noting links between new approaches to historical thought and writing and the rise of feminism, postcolonial studies and an everyday discourse in which the idea of culture plays an increasingly important part.





What is Cultural History? will be an essential textbook for all students of history as well as those taking courses in cultural, anthropological and literary studies.

Title:What is Cultural History?
Edition Language:English

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  • Celine

    Good textbook on culture history, showing how the discipline has evolved in the last few decades. Has relatively little actual methodology, but it features many key works and thinkers so you can easil...

  • Jens

    I think this book is a great introduction for anyone just interested in history, studying history or writing a paper with a focus on cultural history. Burke traces the origins of the, so it seems/seem...

  • Olethros

    -Sobre una disciplina minoritaria desde lo “aislado” pero que cada vez tiñe más a otras y en varios sentidos.-Género. Ensayo.Lo que nos cuenta. El libro ¿Qué es la historia cultural? (publica...

  • Nicole Gaudier

    It was an interesting topic but the book was only ok. ...

  • Peter

    This introduction tries to avoid the pitfalls of a) deterministic social approaches to history and b) empty talking about cultural construction and 'cultural theory'. Although these ambitions are admi...

  • Charlie

    What is Cultural History? is a curt, phenomenological approach to the title question. Burke examines all the work that purports to be cultural history and categorizes it. He also identifies some influ...

  • Ela Propela

    Ovo je prvi "uvod" u kuturalnu povijest koji sam pročitala i baš mi je fino lego jer su mi sad te neke kulturno-povijesne stvari posložile. Zapravo, možeš pratit razvoj/evoluciju razmišljanja o ...

  • Mathew Powers

    It's well written and serves as a reference book. It reads like a very long historiography, but very few (if any) arguments are truly presented. If one has a specific purpose in mind regarding cultura...

  • Victoria

    Da una buena introducción a la historia cultural, además fue muy útil para la elección de métodos y enfoques en mi tema de tesis... sin embargo creo que deja de lado y repasa muy a fuerzas la gra...

  • Maarten De Bousser

    Dit boek geeft een beknopt overzicht van de evoluties binnen de cultural history. Van Burckhardt en Huizinga, over Bakhtin, Elias, Foucault en Derrida, tot Hobsbawn en Anderson. Interessante concepten...