The third edition of this best-selling book has been thoroughly revised to reflect the changing nature of the discipline. New forms of history are included in the text, including popular and TV histories. Illustrative matter from more up-to-date works now sit alongside a broader discussion of postmodernism and the balance of canonical historians has now been readdressed to reflect current trends. With advice on writing essays and dissertations and preparing for exams, the skills section has also been expanded to include group work and oral presentations, and deals with using the Internet for assignments. Collectively then, this book remains a must for any student embarking on the exciting adventure that is studying history.