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In Defense of History
In Defense of History
by Richard J Evans
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Evans (modern history, Cambridge U.) addresses postmodernist proclamations that history is complacent, endangered, or dead. He describes history as a distinctive type of knowledge, elaborating its processes and boundaries and reassessing standard... (read more)

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The Future of Our Past: From Ancient Greece to the Global Village (Oxford-Westminster Critical Studies)
The Future of Our Past: From Ancient Greece to the Global Village (Oxford-Westminster Critical Studies)
by H J Blackham
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History has become focused on the future; the age of the information superhighway finds us always looking to the next horizon. But will there be a future for humanity? Considering the dire threats from environmental degradation, nuclear proliferation... (read more)

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Revealing Antiquity #13: The End of the Past: Ancient Rome and the Modern West
Revealing Antiquity #13: The End of the Past: Ancient Rome and the Modern West
by Aldo Schiavone
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Why did the Roman Empire decline and fall instead of developing into some version of the world as we know it? This is the question Aldo Schiavone...asks, and answers, in this fascinating book...The association of work with slavery transformed the... (read more)

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Interpretation of Universal History
Interpretation of Universal History
by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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The prospectus that announced the creation of The Institute of the Humanities promised an inaugural course of twelve lectures, to be given by its founder and entitled, "Concerning a New Interpretation of International History. (Exposition and Examination... (read more)

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The Whig Interpretation of History
The Whig Interpretation of History
by Herbert Butterfield
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It is not as easy to understand the past as many who have written it would have us believe. The historians who look at it from the Protestant, progressive, "19th Century gentleman" viewpoint are defined by Professor Butterfield as "the Whig historians... (read more)

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Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History (Modern Library Chronicles)
Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History (Modern Library Chronicles)
by Margaret Macmillan
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An acclaimed historian and "New York Times"-bestselling author explores the many ways in which history affects everyone. Full of insights gleaned from studies of numerous historical events, "Dangerous Game" serves as a plea to treat history with care.... (read more)

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History
History
by John Vincent
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John Vincent has often been accused of political incorrectness, but never in his writings about history. In this controversial and thought-provoking study of history, Professor Vincent goes to the very heart of the complex issues raised by the subject... (read more)

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Dangerous Games (10 Edition)
Dangerous Games (10 Edition)
by Margaret Macmillan
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Margaret MacMillan, an acclaimed historian and “great storyteller” (The New York Review of Books), explores here the many ways in which history–its values and dangers–affects us all, including how it is used and abused. The New... (read more)

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Theories and Narratives: Reflections on the Philosophy of History
Theories and Narratives: Reflections on the Philosophy of History
by Alex Callinicos
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Alex Callinicos is Reader in Politics at the University of York.... (read more)

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The Pursuit of History
The Pursuit of History
by John Tosh
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The essential introduction to the practice of history - now revised and brought up-to-date for the twenty-first century. This edition contains updated information on history in the media, plus even more coverage of contemporary historians Addresses key... (read more)

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Sources in European Political History Vol. 3: War & Resistance
Sources in European Political History Vol. 3: War & Resistance
by Chris Cook
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This third volume in the acclaimed Sources in European political history series provides a wide-ranging guide to the surviving papers of over 1,000 individuals, including military and naval commanders as well as resistance fighters and underground... (read more)

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Silencing the Past
Silencing the Past
by Michel Ro Trouillot
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Placing the West's failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debate over the Alamo, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning meditation on how power operates in the making and recording... (read more)

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Biography: A Brief History
Biography: A Brief History
by Nigel Hamilton
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[A] continually fascinating history...Hamilton‘s learned, passionate approach is sufficient to grant biography all the respect it needs...His book is a celebration of the quite respectable status of the genre. -- Barbara Caine - Australian Book... (read more)

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An Honourable Englishman: The Life of Hugh Trevor-Roper
An Honourable Englishman: The Life of Hugh Trevor-Roper
by Adam Sisman
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He was one of the most gifted scholars of his generation—a brilliant writer, high-society star, and cultural force who moved easily between aristocratic houses and the humble haunts of literary bohemia. He developed a lucid prose style that he used... (read more)

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Resisting History: Historicism and Its Discontents in German-jewish Thought (Jews, Christians, and Muslims From the Ancient To the Modern)
Resisting History: Historicism and Its Discontents in German-jewish Thought (Jews, Christians, and Muslims From the Ancient To the Modern)
by David N. Myers
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Nineteenth-century European thought, especially in Germany, was increasingly dominated by a new historicist impulse to situate every event, person, or text in its particular context. At odds with the transcendent claims of philosophy and--more... (read more)

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Re-Thinking History
Re-Thinking History
by Keith Jenkins
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This introductory text is written for students faced with the question what is history?' Polemical in tone, the book argues against a skills-based approach to history in favour of a methodological one. Drawing widely on developments in philosophy... (read more)

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Lies, Damned Lies and History: A Catalogue of Historical Errors and Misunderstandings
Lies, Damned Lies and History: A Catalogue of Historical Errors and Misunderstandings
by Graeme Donald
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This collection takes the reader on a journey, century-by-century, showing how the truth that is usually taken for granted is a far cry from the facts. Amusing anecdotes and little-known facts travels through history, while teasing cross... (read more)

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The Killing of History
The Killing of History
by Keith Windschuttle
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A huge success in hardcover, The Killing of History argues that history today is in the clutches of literary and social theorists who have little respect for or training in the discipline. He believes that they deny the existence of truth and substitute... (read more)

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Etienne Pasquier on Ethics and History
Etienne Pasquier on Ethics and History
by James H Dahlinger
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Pasquier (1529-1615) was known during his life as an eminent magistrate of the Parliament of Paris, and is considered a pioneer of historiography by scholars today, but Dahlinger (French and English, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York) argues that... (read more)

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Documenting Intimate Matters: Primary Sources for a History of Sexuality in America (12 Edition)
Documenting Intimate Matters: Primary Sources for a History of Sexuality in America (12 Edition)
by Thomas A. Foster
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Over time, sexuality in America has changed dramatically. Frequently redefined and often subject to different systems of regulation, it has been used as a means of control; it has been a way to understand ourselves and others; and it has been at the... (read more)

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