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By Keith Jenkins

ISBN-10: 0415472350

ISBN-13: 9780415472357

ISBN-10: 0415472369

ISBN-13: 9780415472364

"Why hassle with background? Keith Jenkins has a solution. He is helping us re-think the "end of history", as signalled by way of postmodernity. Readers might disagree with him, yet he by no means fails to impress debate in regards to the way forward for the past."

Joanna Bourke, Professor of historical past, Birkbeck College

Keith Jenkins’ paintings on historic thought is popular; this assortment offers the fundamental parts of his paintings during the last fifteen years.

Here we see Jenkins tackle the tricky and complicated query of defining the bounds of historical past. the gathering attracts jointly the most important items of his paintings in a single convenient quantity, encompassing the ever arguable factor of postmodernism and background, questions about the top of background and radical background into the long run. Exchanges with Perez Zagorin and Michael Coleman extra light up the extent of discussion that has surrounded postmodernism, and which maintains to take action. a longer creation and abstracts which contextualize every piece, including a foreword by means of Hayden White and an afterword by way of Alun Munslow, make this assortment crucial studying for all these drawn to the idea and perform of heritage and its improvement during the last few decades.

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