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  • 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 Science of History in Victorian Britainby Ian Hesketh

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Hesketh challenges accepted notions of a single scientific approach to history. Instead, he draws on a variety of sources ? monographs, lectures, correspondence ? from eminent Victorian historians to uncover numerous competing discourses. more...

  • The Crisis of the Twelfth Centuryby Thomas N. Bisson

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    Medieval civilization came of age in thunderous events like the Norman Conquest and the First Crusade. Power fell into the hands of men who imposed coercive new lordships in quest of nobility. Rethinking a familiar history, Thomas Bisson explores the circumstances that impelled knights, emperors, nobles, and churchmen to infuse lordship with social... 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...

  • Classical Civilizationby Nigel Spivey

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 13.11

    A masterly account of how the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome came into being, by a prize-winning Cambridge classicist whose writing is as accessible as it is scholarly. more...

  • Geschichtskulturby Vadim Oswalt; Hans-Jürgen Pandel

    Wochenschau Verlag 2015; Not Available

    In diesem Band sind Beiträge vereint, die sich mit den Manifestationen der Geschichtskultur auseinandersetzen und diese an konkreten Beispielen ausleuchten. Die Autoren gehen davon aus, dass die Geschichtskultur für das Historische Lernen immer wichtiger wird. Sie gehen aber auch davon aus, dass der Nachweis von Verfälschungen, Banalisierungen oder... more...

  • Recht, Raum und Politikby Neithard Bulst

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 7.44

    Das Recht ist ein unverzichtbarer Faktor bei der Konstituierung, Beherrschung und Sicherung des politischen Raums. Dadurch gerät aber auch das Recht selbst in den Sog des Politischen. Anhand von Beispielstudien, die vom späten Mittelalter bis zur Ausgestaltung und Integration der europäischen Union reichen, stellt Neithard Bulst Fragen nach der politischen... more...

  • Geschichte und ihre Didaktik. Ein weites Feldby Christian Heuer; Christine Pflüger

    Wochenschau Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Seit ihrer Konstituierungsphase Anfang der siebziger Jahre hat Gerhard Schneider die ?moderne? Geschichtsdidaktik entscheidend begleitet, geprägt und gestaltet. Stets ging es ihm dabei um die Weiterentwicklung geschichtsdidaktischer Theorie und Praxis. Sein 65. Geburtstag ist darum Anlass, das weite Feld seiner Forschungsschwerpunkte (Geschichte der... more...

  • Other Pasts, Different Presents, Alternative Futuresby Jeremy M. Black

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    What if there had been no World War I or no Russian Revolution? What if Napoleon had won at Waterloo in 1815, or if Martin Luther had not nailed his complaints to the church door at Wittenberg in 1517, or if the South had won the American Civil War? The questioning of apparent certainties or "known knowns" can be fascinating and, indeed, "What if?"... more...

  • History+ for Edexcel A Level: Democracies in changeby Nick Shepley; Vivienne Sanders; Peter Clements

    Hodder Education Group 2015; US$ 39.98

    Develop high-level skills in Edexcel A Level History through expert narrative and extended reading, including bespoke essays from current academics in the historical interpretations section. History+ for Edexcel A Level: Democracies in change: Britain and the USA in the twentieth century facilitates students' progress and supports the thematic... more...