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Adventures of a postmodern historian : living and writing the past / Robert A. Rosenstone, California Institute of Technology.

Author/creator Rosenstone, Robert A. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info London ; Oxford ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016.
Descriptionxiii, 210 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Prologue: Adventures of a historian? -- Spain: Crusade of the left -- Soviet Union: Romantic revolutionary -- Japan: Mirror in the shrine -- Hollywood: Visions of the past -- Epilogue: Stories from the past.
Abstract "Robert Rosenstone was among the first 'postmodern' historians, and remains one of the most renowned. In this honest, revealing and often funny memoir, he shows us how he got there and why. Adventures of a Postmodern Historian chronicles Rosenstone's research journeys over half a century. Beginning in the 1960s, his offbeat trajectory took him on adventures through the police states of Franco Spain and the Soviet Union, to the Shinto shrines and Zen temples of Japan and ultimately to Hollywood. Alongside his own memoirs, Rosenstone reflects upon developments and changes within the realm of professional history, which in turn reflect the social, cultural, and intellectual shifts of the late 20th century. A pioneer of experimental and creative history, he suggests how the experience of the historian can inflect the written history, and provides a defence of innovation in historical writing that is both intellectually rigorous and entertaining. In doing so he offers a window into the state of history today--and points to exciting new ways of writing the past. This is a book about the craft of history, about both doing research and writing it. It should be required reading for all historians."-- Provided by publisher.
Abstract "An honest and revealing account of a prominent historian's offbeat research journeys through the 20th century, offering a unique view on how we study and write about the past"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 197-199) and index.
Action note Joyner- committed to retain 20200101 20401231 CUSP
Issued in other formOnline version: Rosenstone, Robert A., author. Adventures of a postmodern historian. London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016 9781474274234
LCCN 2015047334
ISBN9781474274227 (paperback)
ISBN1474274226 (paperback)
ISBN9781474274210 (hardback)
ISBN1474274218 (hardback)
Standard identifier# 60002125384

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