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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Film and History

ISBN 9780230363861
Publication Date November 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Theory and History

A concise yet authoritative introduction to the use of film for historians, designed to equip students with the methods both to analyse film texts and to understand the place of film in history and culture. Chapman explores the main theoretical debates and approaches, and charts the development of film history as a discipline in its own right.

James Chapman is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. He is the author of a number of books on film and cultural history and is editor of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television.

1. A Brief History of Film History
2. Film as an Art Form
3. Film and Ideology
4. Film as a Historical Source
5. Film as a Social Practice
6. A Historical Sociology of Film
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Written by one of our leading film historians, Film and History is both accessible and lively and provides an ideal introduction to the subject.' - Peter Hutchings, Northumbria University, UK
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