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Herodotus and Sima Qian: The First Great Historians of Greece and China: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
Herodotus and Sima Qian: The First Great Historians of Greece and China: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
by Thomas R. Martin
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In this accessible volume, Thomas R. Martin compares the writings of Herodotus in ancient Greece with those of Sima Qian in ancient China to demonstrate the hallmarks of early history writing. While these authors lived in different centuries and were not... (read more)

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Gender in History: Global Perspectives
Gender in History: Global Perspectives
by Merry E. Wiesner-hanks
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Over the past two decades, considerations of gender have revolutionized the study of history. Yet most books on the subject remain narrowly focused on a specific time period or particular region of the world. Gender in History: A Global Perspective, 2nd... (read more)

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Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies
Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies
by Montserrat Guibernau
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It is commonly assumed that we live in an age of unbridled individualism, but in this important new book Montserrat Guibernau argues that the need to belong to a group or community - from peer groups and local communities to ethnic groups and nations... (read more)

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History, Theory, Text Only (04 Edition)
History, Theory, Text Only (04 Edition)
by Clark
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In this work of sweeping erudition, one of our foremost historians of early Christianity considers a variety of theoretical critiques to examine the problems and opportunities posed by the ways in which history is written. Elizabeth Clark argues... (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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Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History)
Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History)
by Dipesh Chakrabarty
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First published in 2000, Dipesh Chakrabarty's influential Provincializing Europe addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This... (read more)

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Idea of History : With Lectures, 1926-1928 (Rev 94 Edition)
Idea of History : With Lectures, 1926-1928 (Rev 94 Edition)
by R. G. Collingwood
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The Idea of History is the best-known work of the great Oxford philosopher, historian, and archaeologist R.G. Collingwood. It was originally published posthumously in 1946, having been mainly reconstructed from Collingwood's manuscripts, many of which... (read more)

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History : a Very Short Introduction (00 Edition)
History : a Very Short Introduction (00 Edition)
by John H. Arnold
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There are many stories we can tell about the past, and we are not, perhaps, as free as we might imagine in our choice of which stories to tell, or where those stories end. John Arnold's addition to Oxford's popular Very Short Introductions series is a... (read more)

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The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism
The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism
by Joyce Appleby
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With its deep roots and global scope, the capitalist system seems universal and timeless. The framework for our lives, it is a source of constant change, sometimes measured and predictable, sometimes drastic, out of control. Yet what is now ubiquitous... (read more)

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Atlantic History: Concept and Contours
Atlantic History: Concept and Contours
by Bernard Bailyn
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Bernard Bailyn is a 2010 National Humanities Medal... (read more)

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Revisionist Histories. Marnie Hughes-Warrington
Revisionist Histories. Marnie Hughes-Warrington
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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American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era
American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era
by David W Blight
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David Blight takes his readers back to the Civil War's centennial celebration to determine how Americans made sense of the suffering, loss, and liberation a century earlier. He shows how four of America's most incisive writers-Robert Penn Warren, Bruce... (read more)

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Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)
Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)
by Anna (edt) Sheftel
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What can we learn about oral history when we share our interview stories? Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice treats interviewing as the precarious and exciting human process that it is by providing honest reflections on... (read more)

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A Century of American Historiography
A Century of American Historiography
by James M. Banner, Jr. (edt)
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Editor James M. Banner, Jr. has compiled a collection of 15 historiographical essays by respected scholars to provide an up-to-date overview of major topics in American History. Each essay offers a concise and insightful assessment of a central field... (read more)

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Historicising Gender and Sexuality (Gender and History Special Issues)
Historicising Gender and Sexuality (Gender and History Special Issues)
by Kevin P. (edt) Murphy
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Gender and sexuality are inextricable components of the human experience that remain as complex today as throughout world history. Historicising Gender and Sexuality features a thought-provoking collection of essays that shed important new light on the... (read more)

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Interpretation Radical But Not Unruly
Interpretation Radical But Not Unruly
by Joseph Margolis
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"The wide ranging investigation presented in Margolis's books provide a comprehensive and unequalled view of intellectual and artistic pursuits. . . . Some readers will be convinced by the author's arguments, others will be prompted to provide a better... (read more)

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Practicing Ethnohistory: Mining Archives, Hearing Testimony, Constructing Narrative
Practicing Ethnohistory: Mining Archives, Hearing Testimony, Constructing Narrative
by Patricia Kay Galloway
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An essential reader on the practice and methodology of ethnohistory.... (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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Nostradamus: How an Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became the Modern Prophet of Doom
Nostradamus: How an Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became the Modern Prophet of Doom
by Stephane Gerson
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WE ALL KNOW THE NAME NOSTRADAMUS, BUT WHO WAS HE REALLY? WHY DID HIS PREDICTIONS BECOME SO INFLUENTIAL IN RENAISSANCE EUROPE AND THEN KEEP RESURFACING FOR NEARLY FIVE CENTURIES? AND WHAT DOES NOSTRADAMUS'S ENDURANCE IN THE WEST SAY ABOUT US AND OUR OWN... (read more)

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Demon of the Lost Cause: Sherman and Civil War History (Shades of Blue and Gray)
Demon of the Lost Cause: Sherman and Civil War History (Shades of Blue and Gray)
by Wesley Moody
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 At the end of the Civil War, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman was surprisingly more popular in the newly defeated South than he was in the North. Yet, only thirty years later, his name was synonymous with evil and destruction in the South... (read more)

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