What does postmodernism mean for the future of history? Can one still write history in postmodernity? To answer questions such as these, this book provides an overview of postmodernism and its complex relationship to history and historiography. Placing postmodern theories in their intellectual and historical contexts, the book shows how they are part of broad developments in Western culture. The book sees postmodernism as neither just a fad nor a universal remedy. It presents and critically evaluates the major views on history held by influential postmodernists, such as Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard, and the new narrativists. Along the way, it introduces major debates among historians over postmodern theories of evidence, objectivity, meaning and order, truth, and the usefulness of history. The book also discusses new types of history that have emerged as a consequence of postmodernism, including cultural history, microhistory, and new historicism.