This page is part of the resources for prospective students interested in studying for one of the History degrees at King's College Cambridge.
Historians study many different times, places and subjects. Common to them all, however, is the problem of making connections between real people and real events in the past and the many different concepts used to make sense of them both. It is a mistake to think that a single book can be a guide to the many different ways that historians have tried to address this problem, but you can get an initial idea of its ramifications from the following:
- Michael Baxendall, Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy (Oxford, 1972)
- Marc Bloch, The Royal Touch (London, 1973)
- Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II (London, 1972)
- Reinhart Koselleck, Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time (Cambridge, Mass. 1985)
- Richard Tuck, The Rights of War and Peace: Political Thought and the International Order from Grotius to Kant (Oxford, 1999)