Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs
The Varieties of History

The Varieties of History

Upgrade to the Flash 9 viewer for enhanced content, including the ability to browse & search through your favorite titles.
Click here to learn more!

Order Exam Copy
E-Mail this Page Print this Page
Add This - The Varieties of History

Edited by Fritz SternAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Fritz Stern

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
  •  
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: September 12, 1973
  • Price: $17.60
  • ISBN: 978-0-394-71962-7 (0-394-71962-X)
Also available as an eBook.
about this book

Edited, selected, and with an Introduction by Fritz Stern, in The Varieties of History, great historians from Voltaire to the present day discuss their craft.

"It is by all odds the best kind of introduction to the study and, what is more, to the enjoyment of history." --Crane Brinton

"I cannot imagine a more engaging and instructive introduction to the fascinations of historical writing."--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

"The selections are well chosen to show the real variety promised in the title, and with such skill and economy that there is nothing that one wish to skip--which is saying a good deal for any anthology. I like the way in which Mr. Stern has not confined himself to certain 'safe' classics...but has put in things of more purely technical interest, like the prospectuses to historical journals, and shows an array of American professional historians such as Robinson and Beard."--R.R. Palmer