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From Herodotus to H-Net: The Story of Historiography, Second Edition, offers a concise but comprehensive and up-to-date account of the many ways history has been studied and recounted, from the ancient world to the new universe of the Internet. Clearly written and organized, it shows how the
same issues that historians debate today were already recognized in past centuries, and how the efforts of historians in the past remain relevant today. Balanced and fair-minded, the book covers the development of modern academic scholarship, but also helps students appreciate the contributions of popular historians and of the many forms of public history. Often drawing on what historians from Edward Gibbon to Natalie Zemon Davis have written about
their own careers, From Herodotus to H-Net, Second Edition, brings the discipline of history alive for students and general readers.
About the Author
Jeremy D. Popkin is the William T. Bryan Chair of History at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution (2019).