At the Limits of History: Essays on Theory and Practice by Keith Jenkins

By Keith Jenkins

"Why hassle with background? Keith Jenkins has a solution. He is helping us re-think the "end of history", as signalled through postmodernity. Readers could disagree with him, yet he by no means fails to impress debate in regards to the way forward for the past."

Joanna Bourke, Professor of background, Birkbeck College

Keith Jenkins’ paintings on old conception is popular; this assortment offers the basic parts of his paintings over the past fifteen years.

Here we see Jenkins deal with the tricky and complicated query of defining the bounds of heritage. the gathering attracts jointly the major items of his paintings in a single convenient quantity, encompassing the ever arguable factor of postmodernism and heritage, questions about the tip of background and radical heritage into the longer term. Exchanges with Perez Zagorin and Michael Coleman extra light up the extent of dialogue that has surrounded postmodernism, and which keeps to take action. a longer advent and abstracts which contextualize every piece, including a foreword by means of Hayden White and an afterword via Alun Munslow, make this assortment crucial interpreting for all these drawn to the speculation and perform of historical past and its improvement over the past few decades.

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