By Robert A. Rosenstone
Adventures of a Postmodern Historian chronicles Rosenstone's learn trips over part a century. starting within the Nineteen Sixties, his offbeat trajectory took him on adventures throughout 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 alterations in the realm historical past, which in flip replicate the social, cultural, and highbrow shifts of the overdue twentieth century. A pioneer of experimental and inventive heritage, he indicates how the adventure of the historian can inflect the written heritage, and offers a defence of innovation in ancient writing that's either intellectually rigorous and unique. In doing so he deals a window into the kingdom of background this present day – and issues to intriguing new methods of writing the prior.
This is a booklet concerning the craft of heritage, approximately either doing examine and writing it. it may be required studying for all historians.
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