An accessible and concise overview of the history of historical writing from the Renaissance to the present. Historiography plays an integral role in understanding the interpretive character of history as a discipline and the way that a historian's context and subjective perspective influence their understanding of the past.
This classic introduction to the study of history invites the reader to stand back and consider some of its most fundamental questions - What is the point of studying history? How do we know about the past? Does an objective historical truth exist and can we ever access it?