The Historian’s Craft by Marc Bloch

The book in question is a seminal work on the methodology of historical research and writing, exploring the nature, purpose, and challenges of history as a discipline. The author, a renowned historian, delves into the critical analysis of historical evidence, the importance of understanding the past in its own context, and the role of the historian in reconstructing history. He emphasizes the need for rigorous critical thinking and the avoidance of presentism, while also discussing the limitations and potential biases that historians must navigate. The work is both a philosophical reflection on the nature of historical knowledge and a practical guide to the craft of researching and writing history.

The 3081st greatest book of all time


Published
1949
Nationality
French
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
200-350
Words
Unknown
Original Language
French

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