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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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There are many problems verifying arms reduction under existing treaties and, more importantly, under the treaties now being negotiated with the Soviet Union. These proceedings of the London (UK) Workshop on Verification of Nuclear and Conventional... (read more)

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Beyond the Great Story: History as Text and Discourse
Beyond the Great Story: History as Text and Discourse
by Robert Berkhoffer
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What legitimate form can history take when faced by the severe challenges issued in recent years by literary, rhetorical, multiculturalist, and feminist theories? That is the question considered in this long-awaited and pathbreaking book. Robert F... (read more)

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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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Historians on History
Historians on History
by John Tosh
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This Reader brings together some of the key writings of the major historians of the last half-century. They illuminate the political, social and personal assumptions which have governed and sustained historical practice and theory. The book also brings... (read more)

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Why Bother with History?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Motivations
Why Bother with History?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Motivations
by Beverley Southgate
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.Why Bother With History? argues for an increasingly important role for a revitalised historical study. Examining the motivations of past historians, the author rejects the ancient aspiration to a 'history for its own sake' and argues that... (read more)

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Revisionist Histories
Revisionist Histories
by Marnie Hughes Warrington
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Revision and revisionism are generally seen as standard parts of historical practice, yet they are underexplored within the growing literature on historiography. In this accessibly written volume, Marnie Hughes-Warrington discusses this paucity of work... (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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Historiography in the Twentieth Century: From Scientific Objectivity to the Postmodern Challenge
Historiography in the Twentieth Century: From Scientific Objectivity to the Postmodern Challenge
by Georg G Iggers
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A broad perspective on historical thought and writing, with a new epilogue.... (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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New Perspectives on Historical Writing
New Perspectives on Historical Writing
by Peter Burke
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Since its first publication in 1992, New Perspectives on Historical Writing has become a key reference work used by students and researchers interested in the most important developments in the methodology and practice of history. For this new edition... (read more)

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Writing Early Modern History (Writing History)
Writing Early Modern History (Writing History)
by Garthine Walker
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A core of undergraduates readily see the purpose of their study of historical theory, but a substantial number, in this still most empirical of disciplines, are skeptical about its value. Recognizing this, Walker has designed a volume that not only... (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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A Global History of History
A Global History of History
by Daniel Woolf
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A global history of historical writing, thought and the development of the historical discipline from the ancient world to the present. This is a definitive guide to human efforts to recover, understand and represent the past, bringing together different... (read more)

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Clio Among the Muses: Essays on History and the Humanities
Clio Among the Muses: Essays on History and the Humanities
by Peter Charles Hoffer
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History helps us understand change, provides clues to our own identity, and hones our moral sense. But history is not a stand-alone discipline. Indeed, its own history is incomplete without recognition of its debt to its companions in the humane and... (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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Lessons of History
Lessons of History
by William Jame Durant
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In this illuminating and thoughtful book, Will and Ariel Durant have succeeded in distilling for the reader the accumulated store of knowledge and experience from their four decades of work on the ten monumental volumes of The Story of Civilization. The... (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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After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection Vol 1
After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection Vol 1
by James West Davidson
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For more than twenty years, After the Fact has been a popular and best-selling approach to guiding students through American History and the methods used to generate it. In fifteen dramatic episodes that move chronologically through American history... (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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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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