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  • The Battle For Historyby John Keegan

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.15

    Although 50 years have passed since the end of World War II, there has as yet been no definitive history of that conflict. Existing histories have raised as many questions as they answer: Did Roosevelt have foreknowledge of the attack on Pearl Harbour? Could the Allies have invaded France before 1944? Might bombing the Auschwitz railway have impeded... more...

  • Crusader Castles and Modern Historiesby Ronnie Ellenblum

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 43.00

    Revisionist study that unpacks the modern historiography of the Crusades and reinterprets Crusader military architecture. more...

  • The Historical Revolution (Routledge Revivals)by Frank Smith Fussner

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1962, Frank Smith Fussner's introduction to the revolution in English historical writing and thought during the period of the renaissance and reformation (1580-1640) is an influential and thoroughly-researched work. It offers an introduction not only to the context of the period and the important English historians of the era, but... more...

  • Historical Thinkingby Sam Wineburg

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 28.95

    Since ancient times, the pundits have lamented young people's lack of historical knowledge and warned that ignorance of the past surely condemns humanity to repeating its mistakes. In the contemporary United States, this dire outlook drives a contentious debate about what key events, nations, and people are essential for history students. Sam Wineburg... more...

  • Re-presenting the Pastby Ann-Marie Gallagher; Cathy Lubelska; Louise Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Feminist history continues to change the way history is written, and in doing so changes our view of the past. The authors of this collection explore how issues of sexuality, class, nationalism and colonialism informed the ways in which women were represented and continue to be represented in history. They show the ways in which women have been excluded,... more...

  • Historians on Historyby John Tosh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    A follow-up to the bestselling The Pursuit of History, this Reader brings together the reflections of a number of major historians on the nature and purpose of their craft. They illuminate the different governing assumptions - political, social, personal - that have sustained these leading practitioners in their studies, and show how different... more...

  • Gender and the Historianby Johanna Alberti

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Why are most famous historians men? How have women changed the writing of history over the last decades? What lives and stories have been hidden from history? Until recently history was predominantly the domain of men. That men were the authors of our past meant that in many cases only half of the story was told. In the second half of the twentieth... more...

  • History Meets Fictionby Beverley C. Southgate

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    Is history factual, or just another form of fiction? Are there distinct boundaries between the two, or just extensive borderlands? How do novelists represent historians and history?   The relationship between history and fiction has always been contentious and sometimes turbulent, not least because the two have traditionally been seen as mutually... more...

  • The Fiction of Historyby Alexander Lyon Macfie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The Fiction of History sets out a number of themes in the relationship between history and fiction, emphasising the tensions and dilemmas created in this relationship and examining how various writers have dealt with these. In the first part, two chapters discuss the philosophy behind the connection between fiction and history, whether history... more...

  • A History of Historiesby John Burrow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Treating the practice of history not as an isolated pursuit but as an aspect of human society and an essential part of the culture of the West, John Burrow magnificently brings to life and explains the distinctive qualities found in the work of historians from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to the present. With a light step and graceful narrative,... more...