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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Euro-Mediterranean Partnershipby Markus Hahn

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 41.12

    In 1995, the EU 15 and twelve Mediterranean states concluded the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. This agreement involves cooperation in political, economic and cultural matters. It aims at creating a common area of peace, stability and prosperity. This study discusses the concept of the EU as a 'normative' actor and questions its validity. In doing... more...

  • Let the Drums be Your Heartby Joel T. Maki

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 11.99

    Let the Drums be Your Heart brings together the work of more than forty aboriginal writers from all over Canada. concerned with family and days gone by, romance and adventure, tragedy and danger, these poems, short stories, articles and life stories ring with native pride and determination. As editor Joel T. Maki points out in his introduction,... more...

  • Arbeit an der Geschichteby Jörg Baberowski; David Feest; Jens Hacke; Vincent Houben; Priska Jones; Matthias Pohlig; Ruth Schilling; Jörg Baberowski

    Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 19.91

    Die Beiträge des Bandes widmen sich der umfassenden Frage, was die Theorie für die Geschichtsschreibung leisten kann. Brauchen Historiker überhaupt Theorien? Und welche Rolle spielen speziell Theorien von Repräsentation in der Geschichtswissenschaft? Es kommen unter anderem Autoren zu Wort, die an historischen Fallbeispielen zeigen, was mit Theorien... more...

  • Kalter Krieg und Wohlfahrtsstaatby Hartmut Kaelble

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 11.37

    Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg lag Europa in Trümmern. Zahlreiche Städte, Verkehrswege und Industrieanlagen waren zerstört. Die wichtigen Entscheidungen über das Schicksal der Welt fielen nun in Washington und Moskau. Dennoch nahm der in Ost und West gespaltene Kontinent in den folgenden Jahrzehnten eine ganz erstaunliche Entwicklung. Der Wiederaufstieg... more...