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Glorious Art of Peace From the Iliad To Iraq
Glorious Art of Peace From the Iliad To Iraq
by John Gittings
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Human progress and prosperity depend on a peaceful environment, and most people have always sought to live in peace, yet our perception of the past is dominated too often by a narrative that is obsessed with war. In this ground breaking study, former... (read more)

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From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methodology
From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methodology
by Martha C Howell
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From Reliable Sources is a lively introduction to historical methodology, an overview of the techniques historians must master in order to reconstruct the past. Its focus on the basics of source criticism, rather than on how to find references or on the... (read more)

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What is History
What is History
by Edward Hallett Carr
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'...[Carr] tackles half a dozen of the most fundamental questions concerning the interpretation of human social experience. He handles each of these with such mastery as we seldom see, and his little book is one of those rare works which one can with... (read more)

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The End of History and the Last Man
The End of History and the Last Man
by Francis Fukuyama
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Fukuyama's profound inquiry leads the reader to the question of whether humanity will eventually reach a stable state in which it is at last completely satisfied, or whether there is something about the condition of humans that will always lead them to... (read more)

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Telling the Truth about History
Telling the Truth about History
by Joyce Appleby
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We have lost our grip on historical truth. Popular films depict subterranean conspiracies that shape historical events and public knowledge of those events. Best-selling narrative histories dissolve the border between fact and fiction, allowing the... (read more)

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Use History Like a Tool: An Unconventional Guide to Reading the Past and Managing the Future
Use History Like a Tool: An Unconventional Guide to Reading the Past and Managing the Future
by Steven Levi
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If you really want to use history like a tool in your day-to-day survival, you must understand the underlying principles of history and how to use those principles. Doing this requires that you see history differently-as something other than names and... (read more)

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Historical Truth and Lies about the Past: Reflections on Dewey, Dreyfus, de Man, and Reagan
Historical Truth and Lies about the Past: Reflections on Dewey, Dreyfus, de Man, and Reagan
by Alan B Spitzer
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Historians have king struggled with the questions of historical relativism, objectivity, and standards of proof and evidence. Spitzer, an intellectual historian, focuses on the contradiction between theory and practice by presenting case studies of four... (read more)

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A Short Guide to Writing about History
A Short Guide to Writing about History
by Richard Marius
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A “must have” for students taking any history course that requires writing, A Short Guide to Writing About History stresses thinking and writing like a historian. This engaging and practical little text helps the readers get beyond merely... (read more)

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The Historian's Craft
The Historian's Craft
by Marc Bloch
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Reflection on the nature and uses of History and the Techniques and Methods of those who write it.... (read more)

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E.P. Thompson: Critical Perspectives
E.P. Thompson: Critical Perspectives
by Harvey K Kaye
About the Author
Harvey J. Kaye is Professor and Chair of Social Change and Development at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.... (read more)

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From Athens to Auschwitz: The Uses of History,
From Athens to Auschwitz: The Uses of History,
by Christian Meier
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of history in Western culture and a changing world.... (read more)

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Who Owns History?: Rethinking the Past in a Changing World
Who Owns History?: Rethinking the Past in a Changing World
by Eric Foner
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“Who Owns History? testifies to Eric Foners lifelong personal commitment to writing histories that advance the struggle for racial equality and economic justice.” —David Glassberg, The Sunday Star-Ledger History has become a matter... (read more)

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What Is History Now?
What Is History Now?
by David Cannadine
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E.H. Carr's What is History?, first published in 1961, was the most influential book to examine writing and thinking about history this century. To commemorate the book's forthieth anniversary, David Cannadine has gathered an all-star cast of... (read more)

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History as Mystery
History as Mystery
by Michael Parenti
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Cultural Writing. In a lively challenge to mainstream history, Michael Parenti does battle with a number of mass-marketed historical myths. He shows how history's victors distort and suppress the documentary record in order to perpetuate their power and... (read more)

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The Historians' Paradox: The Study of History in Our Time
The Historians' Paradox: The Study of History in Our Time
by Peter Hoffer
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How do we know what happened in the past? We cannot go back, and no amount of historical data can enable us to understand with absolute certainty what life was like “then.” It is easy to demolish the very idea of historical knowing, but it is... (read more)

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Interesting Times: A Twentieth-Century Life
Interesting Times: A Twentieth-Century Life
by Eric Hobsbawm
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Eric Hobsbawm is considered by many to be our greatest living historian. Robert Heilbroner, writing about Hobsbawms The Age of Extremes 1914-1991 said, “I know of no other account that sheds as much light on what is now behind us, and thereby casts... (read more)

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Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History
Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History
by David Aaronovitch
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A history so funny, so true, so scary, it's bound to be called a conspiracy. "Meticulous in its research, forensic in its reasoning, robust in its argument, and often hilarious in its debunking, Voodoo Histories is a highly entertaining rumble with the... (read more)

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From History to Theory
From History to Theory
by Kerwin Lee Klein
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From History to Theory describes major changes in the conceptual language of the humanities, particularly in the discourse of history. In seven beautifully written, closely related essays, Kerwin Lee Klein traces the development of academic vocabularies... (read more)

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The Renaissance and Reformation: A History in Documents (Pages from History)
The Renaissance and Reformation: A History in Documents (Pages from History)
by Merry Wiesner Hanks
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At first glance, the Renaissance and the Reformation--two movements (one cultural, one religious) that defined Europe from 1400 to 1600--may appear to be polar opposites. The Renaissance found scholars and artists celebrating the beauty and splendor of... (read more)

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The End of History and the Last Man
The End of History and the Last Man
by Francis Fukuyama
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Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential... (read more)

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