Adventures of a Postmodern Historian: Living and Writing the by Robert A. Rosenstone

By Robert A. Rosenstone

Robert Rosenstone was once one of the first 'postmodern' historians, and is still some of the most popular. during this sincere, revealing and sometimes humorous memoir, he indicates us how he bought there and why.

Adventures of a Postmodern Historian chronicles Rosenstone's study trips over part a century. starting within the Nineteen Sixties, his offbeat trajectory took him on adventures in the course of the police states of Franco Spain and the Soviet Union, to the Shinto shrines and Zen temples of Japan and eventually to Hollywood. along his personal memoirs, Rosenstone displays upon advancements and adjustments in the realm background, which in flip replicate the social, cultural, and highbrow shifts of the overdue twentieth century. A pioneer of experimental and inventive historical past, he indicates how the event of the historian can inflect the written heritage, and gives a defence of innovation in historic writing that's either intellectually rigorous and pleasing. In doing so he deals a window into the country of heritage this day – and issues to fascinating new methods of writing the prior.

This is a e-book in regards to the craft of historical past, approximately either doing learn and writing it. it may be required examining for all historians.

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