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  • Clio's Battlesby Jeremy M. Black

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    To write history is to consider how to explicate the past, to weigh the myriad possible approaches to the past, and to come to terms with how the past can be and has been used. In this book, prize-winning historian Jeremy Black considers both popular and academic approaches to the past. His focus is on the interaction between the presentation of the... more...

  • Netzwerke der Kulturdiplomatieby Romain Faure

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    Can history textbooks contribute to rapprochement between the peoples of Europe? After 1945, this question was answered affirmatively in many places, and this led to extensive international discussion about school textbooks. In his study, Romain Faure offers the first systematic investigation of international schoolbook revision in Europe... more...

  • The Europeanisation of Contested Statehoodby Dr George Kyris

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The Europeanisation of Contested Statehood: The EU in northern Cyprus acts as a case study of the impact of the EU on institutions, political parties and civil society in 'contested states?, self-declared states which remain unrecognised in world politics. Research drawn from qualitative analysis of official documents, public discourse and interviews... more...

  • Communities of Violenceby David Nirenberg; David Nirenberg

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    In the wake of modern genocide, we tend to think of violence against minorities as a sign of intolerance, or, even worse, a prelude to extermination. Violence in the Middle Ages, however, functioned differently, according to David Nirenberg. In this provocative book, he focuses on specific attacks against minorities in fourteenth-century France and... 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...

  • Scottish History Without the Boring Bitsby Ian Crofton

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 11.65

    ‘Under Crofton?s collector?s eye, the rollicking spirit of Scotland, old and modern, comes proudly alive? – Sunday Herald Scottish History without the Boring Bits offers a colourful melange of the bawdy, the bloody, the horrific and the hilarious episodes and characters that have spattered the pages of our nation?s story. From the War of the One-Eyed... more...

  • Hegel, Heidegger, and the Ground of Historyby Michael Allen Gillespie

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 22.50

    In this wide-ranging and thoughtful study, Michael Allen Gillespie explores the philosophical foundation, or ground, of the concept of history. Analyzing the historical conflict between human nature and freedom, he centers his discussion on Hegel and Heidegger but also draws on the pertinent thought of other philosophers whose contributions to the... more...

  • The Face of the Earth: Environment and World Historyby J. Donald Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Although the organizing principle of virtually every world history text is "development", the editor of this volume maintains that this traditional approach fails to address the issue of sustainability. By adopting the ecological process as their major theme, the authors show how the process of human interaction with the natural environment unfolded... more...

  • Der Kampf ums Paradiesby Paul M. Cobb; Michael Sailer

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2015; US$ 68.68

    Die Geschichte der Kreuzzüge ist eine durch die christliche Brille bzw. Chronistik gefärbte Geschichte. Der renommierte Historiker Paul M. Cobb unternimmt in diesem Buch einen spannenden Perspektivwechsel: Er schreibt diese Geschichte erstmals aus muslimischer Sicht und auf Basis arabischer Quellen. Dies ist nicht nur eine Geschichte von Kriegern und... more...

  • A Chronology of the Crusadesby Timothy Venning; Peter Frankopan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 195.00

    A Chronology of the Crusades provides a day-by-day development of the Crusading movement, the Crusades and the states created by them through the medieval period. Beginning in the run-up to the First Crusade in 1095, to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, and ending with the Turkish attack on Belgrade in 1456, this reference is a comprehensive guide... more...