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Film and History, Paperback / softback Book

Film and History Paperback / softback

Part of the Theory and History series


Film is the pre-eminent mass medium of the modern age.

It is a valuable source of evidence for the study of both the past and the contemporary world, and is a social practice that has affected the lives of millions.

How can historians engage with this important and influential medium?Written for both students and teachers, Film and History:* provides a concise, accessible introduction to the use of film in historical enquiry and a summary of the main theoretical debates* charts the development of film history as a subject area and a discipline in its own right* considers different approaches to film history, including film as an art form, as ideology, as a historical source, and as a social practice* includes case studies to ground discussion of theories and approaches in specific examples. Wide-ranging and authoritative, Film and History equips students with the methods both to analyse film texts and to understand the place of film in history and culture.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages, 192 p.
  • Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
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  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9780230363878

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