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This companion is expansive in its subject and links with other disciplines, such as ancient history and the classics, anthropology, Biblical studies and theology… It covers many expected subjects, but also explores lesser-known areas of historical interest as well as the challenges to historical thought in the twenty-first century that will continue to make this companion a useful library resource.
This broad survey introduces readers to the major themes, figures, traditions and theories in Western historical thought, tracing its evolution from biblical times to the present.
- Surveys the evolution of historical thought in the Western World from biblical times to the present day.
- Provides students with the background to contemporary historical debates and approaches.
- Serves as a useful reference for researchers and teachers.
- Includes chapters by 24 leading historians.