Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Mark Hewitson
    Pages 86-116
  3. Mark Hewitson
    Pages 117-148
  4. Mark Hewitson
    Pages 149-179
  5. Mark Hewitson
    Pages 217-224
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-262

About this book


This volume investigates the different attitudes of historians and other social scientists to questions of causality. It argues that historical theorists after the linguistic turn have paid surprisingly little attention to causes in spite of the centrality of causation in many contemporary works of history.


Social Theory Historiography 19th and 20th century European History archaeology argue bibliography causality cultural history event history history of literature knowledge social history time understanding

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark Hewitson
    • 1
  1. 1.University College LondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47611-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-37240-6
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