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  • An Intelligent Person's Guide to Historyby John Vincent

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2004; US$ 8.74

    Exploring the nature of historical evidence, meaning and imagination, Professor Vincent gets to the very heart of the complex issues raised, writing with trademark wit and lucidity to provide a compelling and controversial guide. Penetrating, incisive and always provocative, John Vincent's comprehensive examination of the evolution of history as a... more...

  • Mittelalterby Harald Müller

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the revised and updated edition of his highly praised textbook on the Middle Ages, Harald Müller defines and delineates the Medieval era, shedding light on living conditions and world views. He examines patterns of community as well as forms and structures of rule. The textbook also covers communication and culture, the organization... more...

  • Dismantling the Westby Janusz Bugajski

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    As the Russian invasion of Georgia in August 2008 demonstrated in no uncertain terms, Russia has developed into a neo-imperialist power seeking to restore its spheres of dominance, to undermine the emergence of a wider Europe, and to prevent the development of a coherent transatlantic community. Under the Vladimir Putin and Dmitri Medvedev presidencies,... more...

  • Must We Divide History Into Periods?by Jacques Le Goff; Malcolm DeBevoise

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    We have long thought of the Renaissance as a luminous era that marked a decisive break with the past, but the idea of the Renaissance as a distinct period arose only during the nineteenth century. Though the view of the Middle Ages as a dark age of unreason has softened somewhat, we still locate the advent of modern rationality in the Italian thought... more...

  • Elite Oral History Discourseby Eva M. McMahan; Ronald J. Grele

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Over the past thirty years, oral history has found increasing favor among social scientists and humanists, with scholars ?rediscovering? the oral interview as a valuable method for obtaining information about the daily realities and historical consciousness of people, their histories, and their culture. One primary issue is the question of how the... more...

  • The Logic of Historyby C. Behan McCullagh

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 43.95

    The Logic of History reveals the rational basis for historians' descriptions, interpretations and explanations of past events. C. Behan McCullagh defends the practice of history as more reliable than has recently been acknowledged. Historians, he argues, make their accounts of the past as fair as they can and avoid misleading their readers. He explains... more...

  • Modern Historiographyby Michael Bentley

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 39.95

    Modern Historiography is the essential introduction to the history of historical writing. It explains the broad philosophical background to the different historians and historical schools of the modern era, from James Boswell and Thomas Carlyle through to Lucien Febure and Eric Hobsbawm and surveys: the Enlightenment and Counter Enlightenment... more...

  • What is History For?by Beverley Southgate

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 36.95

    An experienced author of history and theory presents this examination of the purpose of history at a time when recent debates have rendered the question 'what is history for?' of utmost importance. Charting the development of historical studies and examining how history has been used, this study is exceptional in its focus on the future of the subject... more...

  • The Middle Agesby Barbara A. Hanawalt

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    Beginning with the merger of Roman, Christian, and Germanic cultures, this history of the Middle Ages covers a vast array of subjects including Byzantium and the Islamic world, feudalism, Church reform, architecture, the Crusades, courtly love, the Magna Carta, and the Hundred Years' War. Author Barbara A. Hanawalt uses a lively and anecdotal writing... more...

  • Contemporary European Foreign Policyby Walter Carlsnaes; Helene Sjursen; Brian White

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 54.00

    This major new book introduces and examines the latest developments in European foreign policy. It provides a complete overview of the ways in which the very nature of foreign policy in Europe has changed and advances new insights into contemporary European foreign policy analysis. more...