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Culture Struggle (06 Edition)
Culture Struggle (06 Edition)
by Michael Parenti
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One of America's most astute and engaging political analysts turns his attention to how culture is perceived. Richly informed and well written with style and dashes of ironic humor, this is a buffet of ideas that explain the world.... (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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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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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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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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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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Thinking with History: Explorations in the Passage to Modernism
Thinking with History: Explorations in the Passage to Modernism
by Carl E Schorske
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In this book, the distinguished historian Carl Schorske--author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fin-de-Siècle Vienna--draws together a series of essays that reveal the changing place of history in nineteenth-and twentieth-century cultures. In most... (read more)

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What Was History?: The Art of History in Early Modern Europe (Canto Classics)
What Was History?: The Art of History in Early Modern Europe (Canto Classics)
by Anthony Grafton
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From the late fifteenth century onwards, scholars across Europe began to write books about how to read and evaluate histories. These pioneering works grew from complex early-modern debates about law, religion, and classical scholarship. Anthony Grafton's... (read more)

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The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History
The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History
by Gordon S Wood
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An erudite scholar and an elegant writer, Gordon S. Wood has won both numerous awards and a broad readership since the 1969 publication of his widely acclaimed The Creation of the American Republic. With The Purpose of the Past, Wood has essentially... (read more)

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Versions of History from Antiquity to the Enlightenment
Versions of History from Antiquity to the Enlightenment
by Donald Kelly
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Studies on the History of Society & Culture #0006: New Cultural History
Studies on the History of Society & Culture #0006: New Cultural History
by Lynn Hunt
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"An important and provocative argument for the 'new cultural history,' an approach to history that stresses the importance of meaning in social action and the complexity of recovering the dynamics of expression and interpretation in the past."—... (read more)

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Re-Thinking History (Routledge Classics)
Re-Thinking History (Routledge Classics)
by Keith Jenkins
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History means many things to many people. But finding an answer to the question 'What is history?' is a task few feel equipped to answer nowadays. And yet, at the same time, history has never been more popular - whether in the press, on the television or... (read more)

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The Colonizer's Model of the World: Geographical Diffusionism and Eurocentric History
The Colonizer's Model of the World: Geographical Diffusionism and Eurocentric History
by J. M. Blaut
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This book challenges one of the most pervasive and powerful beliefs of our time concerning world history and world geography. This is the doctrine of European diffusionism, the belief that the rise of Europe to modernity and world dominance is due to... (read more)

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My Times & Life: A Historian's Progress Through a Contentious Age
My Times & Life: A Historian's Progress Through a Contentious Age
by Morton Keller
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“To be a reasonably successful member of a not notably distinguished generation,” says Morton Keller in his introduction to My Times and Life “is hardly to be among the best-situated claimants for public attention or admiration.”... (read more)

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History and Historians: A Historiographical Introduction
History and Historians: A Historiographical Introduction
by Mark T Gilderhus
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For undergraduate and graduate courses in Historiography, Philosophy of History, and Historical Methods. Also an ideal supplemental text for Western Civilization and Intellectual History courses.   This concise, best-selling volume presents a... (read more)

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The Postmodern History Reader
The Postmodern History Reader
by Keith Jenkins
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The Postmodern History Reader draws together in one collection some of the most interesting and influential writing--both for and against--on postmodernism and historiography. Drawing on books and articles from across the whole historiographical range... (read more)

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Apologies to Thucydides: Understanding History as Culture and Vice Versa
Apologies to Thucydides: Understanding History as Culture and Vice Versa
by Marshall Sahlins
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Thucydides' classic work on the history of the Peloponnesian War is the root of Western conceptions of history—including the idea that Western history is the foundation of everyone else's. Here, Marshall Sahlins takes on Thucydides and the... (read more)

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On the Teaching and Writing of History: Responses to a Series of Questions
On the Teaching and Writing of History: Responses to a Series of Questions
by Bernard Bailyn
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Bailyn, a professor at Harvard and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, writes of the impossibility of teaching history without bias, and that history itself is constantly open to new interpretations and viewpoints.... (read more)

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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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Threads and Traces: True False Fictive
Threads and Traces: True False Fictive
by Carlo Ginzburg
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Carlo Ginzburg's brilliant and timely new essay collection takes a bold stand against naive positivism and allegedly sophisticated neo-skepticism. It looks deeply into questions raised by decades of post-structuralism: What constitutes historical truth... (read more)

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