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  • The Lessons of Historyby Will Durant; Ariel Durant

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 15.00

    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 result is a survey of human history, full of dazzling insights into the nature of human experience,... more...

  • The History of Chivalryby G. P. R. James

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Today, the term "chivalry" has come to refer to small acts of kindness typically performed by a man toward a woman, such as opening a car door or offering up one's coat on a chilly evening. But in the medieval period, chivalry was a complex code of behavior that governed virtually every aspect of life. In this comprehensive volume, historical... more...

  • New Directions in Assessing Historical Thinkingby Kadriye Ercikan; Peter Seixas

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    New technologies have radically transformed our relationship to information in general and to little bits of information in particular. The assessment of history learning, which for a century has valued those little bits as the centerpiece of its practice, now faces not only an unprecedented glut but a disconnect with what is valued in history education.... more...

  • Es gilt das gesprochene Wortby Knud Andresen; Linde Apel; Kirsten Heinsohn

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 18.18

    Aktuelle Projekte der Oral History zur deutschen Zeitgeschichte und Überlegungen zur Weiterentwicklung der Methode.   Biographische Informationen Knud Andresen, geb. 1965, ist Historiker und wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte in Hamburg. Veröffentlichungen u. a.: Triumpherzählungen. Wie Gewerkschafterinnen... more...

  • Denken in Dialogenby Heinz Kimmerle; Renate Schepen

    Traugott Bautz 2015; US$ 15.46

    Beide Autoren führen einen Dialog über die Lehre des Verstehens in der Philosophie und ihre Anwendung auf die alltägliche Praxis in einer Gesellschaft mit großer kultureller Diversität. Für die philosophische Verstehenslehre knüpfen sie bei der Hermeneutik Gadamers an, die das Verstehen als Dialog mit der (eigenen) Geschichte beschreibt. Diese Konzeption... more...

  • The Theory and Practice of Historyby Leopold von Ranke; Georg G. Iggers

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 41.95

    Leopold von Ranke, who was born in 1795, is considered to be one of the founders of the modern practice of writing history. This collection of his writings, edited and introduced by Georg G. Iggers, was first published in 1973 and remains the leading collection of Ranke?s writings in the English language. Now updated with the needs of current... more...

  • Lifelines from Our Pastby L. S. Stavrianos

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book offers an extraordinary interpretation of world history, from the paleolithic era to the present. Renowned historian L.S. Stavrianos conceptualizes human history into three categories: kinship societies, tributary societies, and capitalist societies. In each, he discerns and studies four "life-line" issues - ecology, gender relations, social... more...

  • Teaching World History: A Resource Bookby Heidi Roupp

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    A resource book for teachers of world history at all levels. The text contains individual sections on art, gender, religion, philosophy, literature, trade and technology. Lesson plans, reading and multi-media recommendations and suggestions for classroom activities are also provided. more...

  • Is History Fiction?by Ann Curthoys; John Docker

    University of NSW Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    The relationship between history and fiction has always been a controversial one. Can we ever know that a historical narrative is giving us a true account of what actually happened? Provocative and fascinating, this book is an original and insightful examination of the ways in which history is – and might be – written. It traces History’s... more...

  • The Rise of Historical Criticismby Oscar Wilde

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    The Rise of Historical Criticism, published in complete form in 1908, is a mature essay by Oscar Wilde, evaluating the history and current state of criticism. The writer goes back in history and tries to remould the art of criticism with allusions to various critics, genres, and periods. Filled with wit and sublimity, the essay is a comprehensive piece... more...