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- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 59.99
In this provocative and timely collection of essays--five published for the first time--one of the most important ethnohistorians writing today, James Axtell, explores the key role of imagination both in our perception of strangers and in the writing of history. Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of Columbus's "discovery" of America, this collection... more...
- Oxford University Press 1982; US$ 39.99
Deals with the encounters of Europeans and Indians in colonial North America. A blending of history and anthropology, the author draws on a wide variety of sources, including archaeological findings, linguistics, accounts of colonists, art, and published scholarship. more...
- Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 64.99
This collection of essays--including four previously unpublshed--by one of our leading ethnohistorians examines a wide range of important and fascinating topics and will serve as an invaluable reader for students of ethnohistory and Native American history. more...
- LSU Press 1997; US$ 18.95
In this concise but sweeping study, James Axtell depicts the complete range of transformations in southeastern Indian cultures as a result of contact, and often conflict, with European explorers and settlers in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Stressing the dynamism and constant change in native cultures while showing no loss of... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 49.50
In The Educational Legacy of Woodrow Wilson, James Axtell brings together essays by eight leading historians and one historically minded political scientist to examine the long, formative academic phase of Wilson?s career and its connection to his relatively brief tenure in politics. Together, the essays provide a greatly revised picture of Wilson?s... more...
- Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 31.85
When universities began in the Middle Ages, Pope Gregory IX described them as "wisdom's special workshop." He could not have foreseen how far these institutions would travel and develop. Tracing the eight-hundred-year evolution of the elite research university from its roots in medieval Europe to its remarkable incarnation today, Wisdom's Workshop... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 31.99
This is a unique collection of new and recently-published articles which debate the merits of virtue-theoretic approaches to the core epistemological issues of knowledge and justified belief. The readings all contribute to our understanding of the relative importance, for a theory of justified belief, of the reliability of our cognitive faculties and... more...