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The Practice of History
The Practice of History
by Geoffrey R. Elton
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This original and important book on the study of history is now available in a new edition. G. R. Elton's classic work is a wide-ranging, succinct and practical introduction for all students and general readers, and it makes a major contribution to the... (read more)

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Ibn Khaldun: An Essay in Reinterpretation
Ibn Khaldun: An Essay in Reinterpretation
by Aziz Al-azmeh
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A reinterpretation of Ibn Khaldun, 14th-century Arabic philosopher, historian and politician.... (read more)

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Transnational History (Theory and History)
Transnational History (Theory and History)
by Pierre-yves Saunier
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Although some historians have been researching and writing history from a transnational perspective for more than a century, it is only recently that this approach has gained momentum. But what is transnational history? How can a transnational approach... (read more)

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The Past Within Us: Media, Memory, History
The Past Within Us: Media, Memory, History
by Tessa Morris-suzuki
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History and Belief: The Foundations of Historical Understanding
History and Belief: The Foundations of Historical Understanding
by Robert Eric Frykenberg
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In this study of the relationship between history and belief, the author shows how our underlying commitments--whether religious or ideological--determine which events we find significant enough to remember as "history", yet how those same beliefs... (read more)

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Writing the Stalin Era
Writing the Stalin Era
by Golfo Alexopoulos
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Sheila Fitzpatricks numerous studies of the first three decades of Soviet history have fundamentally influenced the manner in which historians comprehend the Soviet Union today. This volume provides a valuable perspective on the current state of the... (read more)

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A Guide to Quantitative History
A Guide to Quantitative History
by R. Darcy
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This book introduces statistical techniques for the particular needs of historians. The approach is practical and applied; alternative ways of resolving methodological problems are worked through. The emphasis is on applying the fundamentals of... (read more)

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The Limits of History
The Limits of History
by Constantin Fasolt
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History casts a spell on our minds more powerful than science or religion. It does not root us in the past at all. It rather flatters us with the belief in our ability to recreate the world in our image. It is a form of self-assertion that brooks no... (read more)

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The Trauma of Defeat
The Trauma of Defeat
by James M. Skidmore
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This is the first book-length study to consider Ricarda Huch's historical-political thought and assess Huch's place within the lively historiographical discourses of the 1920s. One of the most famous writers of her day, Huch (1864-1947) was known for her... (read more)

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Debating the End of History: The Marketplace, Utopia, and the Fragmentation of Intellectual Life (Critical American Studies)
Debating the End of History: The Marketplace, Utopia, and the Fragmentation of Intellectual Life (Critical American Studies)
by David W Noble
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Why do modern people assume that there will be perpetual economic growth? Because, David W. Noble tells us in this provocative study of cultural criticism, such a utopian conviction is the necessary foundation for bourgeois culture. One can imagine the... (read more)

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Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History #19: A Companion to Global Historical Thought
Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History #19: A Companion to Global Historical Thought
by Prasenjit Duara
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A Companion to Global Historical Thought provides an in-depth overview of the development of historical thinking from the earliest times to the present, across the world, directly addressing the issues of historical thought in a globalized context... (read more)

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Transformationen Der Antike #3: Modern Fathers of Antiquity
Transformationen Der Antike #3: Modern Fathers of Antiquity
by Annette M. Baertschi
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The occupation with objects from antiquity and the development of methods for this led both to the creation of a modern discipline of Classical Studies and to decisive impetuses for a re-orientation of other subjects such as theology and historical... (read more)

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The Cold War - and the Nordic Countries
The Cold War - and the Nordic Countries
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During the Cold War the Nordic Countries were walking a tightrope, being located in the vicinity of the USSR-dominated red empire. This book contains five articles that evaluate Nordic Cold War research within its national context, with each contribution... (read more)

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People and Their Pasts: Public History Today
People and Their Pasts: Public History Today
by Paul Ashton, Captain
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People and their Pasts covers a range of stimulating topics discussing the different forms and ways the past is represented in the present. It explores these issues under three broad headings: the past in the present; presenting the past; places... (read more)

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Public History and Heritage Today: People and Their Pasts
Public History and Heritage Today: People and Their Pasts
by Paul (edt) Ashton
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People and their Pasts covers a range of stimulating topics discussing the different forms and ways the past is represented in the present. It explores these issues under three broad headings: the past in the present; presenting the past; places... (read more)

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Roots of Brazil (12 Edition)
Roots of Brazil (12 Edition)
by S Holanda
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Sérgio Buarque de Holanda's Roots of Brazil is one of the iconic books on Brazilian history, society, and culture. Originally published in 1936, it appears here for the first time in an English language translation with a foreword, "Why Read... (read more)

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Unsolved History
Unsolved History
by Joe Nickell
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What constitutes historical truth is often subject to change. Joe Nickell demonstrates the techniques used in solving some of the world's most perplexing mysteries, such as the authenticity of Abraham Lincoln's celebrated Bixby letter, the 1913... (read more)

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History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940
History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940
by Robert B. Townsend
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From the late nineteenth century until World War II, competing spheres of professional identity and practice redrew the field of history, establishing fundamental differences between the roles of university historians, archivists, staff at historical... (read more)

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Polybius' Histories (Oxf App Classic)
Polybius' Histories (Oxf App Classic)
by Brian C. Mcging
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Polybius' Histories is one of classical antiquity's great political narratives. Written in 40 books (of which only the first five are preserved in full), it originally set out to explain the dramatic rise of Rome in the half century from the war against... (read more)

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What Is Global History (08 Edition)
What Is Global History (08 Edition)
by Pamela Kyle Crossley
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Global and world history address the deep structural changes that have shaped human experience. Many are material, related to environmental and climatic alteration, to the domestication of livestock and development of agriculture, to technology, to... (read more)

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