Questions for “The History of Society and Social Change”
Based on Iggers’ Historiography in the Twentieth Century, briefly explain what distinguishes the Annales school of history.
Iggers breaks down the Annales school into four phases, or generations. What are they?
Based on Braudel’s article “History and the Social Sciences, explain his conception of the longue durée.
Can Braudel’s article be understood as a primary source of sorts, and if so, why?
Based on the article by Jim Sharpe, “History from Below,” what constitutes the “below”? Who are “the people”?
What, according to Sharpe, is the value in examining the records pertaining to a single individual?
According to Sharpe, what is problematic about (i.e., what are the limitations in) adopting a Marxist approach to histor
Based on the article by Joan Scott, “Women’s History,” is women’s history mostly about supplementing what is already there, or does it entail rethinking a particular history altogether? Explain your answer
Some historians have denounced “women’s history” as ideological. Is there such a thing as an “ideologically free” history?
In what way is the category “women” problematic as defining a particular historical group? (Consider here in particular the assigned pages from Chandra Talpade’s “Under Western Eyes.”)