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Historiography

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  • The Truth of Historyby C. Behan McCullagh

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 50.95

    Modern relativism and postmodern thought in culture and language challenge the 'truth' of history. This book considers how all historians, confined by the concepts and forms of argument of their own cultures, can still discover truths about the past. The Truth of History presents a study of various historical explanations and interpretations and... more...

  • Politics of the Pastby P. Gathercole; D. Lowenthal

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    'History is written by the winners' is the received wisdom. This book explains why historical interpretation has to incorporate perspectives from those other than 'winners', and demonstrates archaeology's crucial role in this wide-ranging approach. The book draws more on Africa, Afro-America, Australasia and Oceania than on Europe, the source of the... more...

  • Historical Theoryby Mary Fulbrook

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 34.95

    Practising historians claim that their accounts of the past are something other than fiction, myth or propaganda. Yet there are significant challenges to this view, most notably from postmodernism. In Historical Theory , a prominent historian develops a highly original argument that evaluates the diversity of approaches to history and points to a... more...

  • Making Historyby Peter Lambert; Phillipp Schofield

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 38.95

    Making History offers a fresh perspective on the study of the past. It is an exhaustive exploration of the practice of history, historical traditions and the theories that surround them. Discussing the development and growth of history as a discipline and of the profession of the historian, the book encompasses a huge diversity of influences, organized... more...

  • The Historiography of Contemporary Science, Technology, and Medicineby Ronald E. Doel; Thomas Söderqvist

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 59.95

    As historians of science increasingly turn to work on recent (post 1945) science, the historiographical and methodological problems associated with the history of contemporary science are debated with growing frequency and urgency. Bringing together authorities on the history, historiography and methodology of recent and contemporary science, this... more...

  • Historyby John Arnold

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    This essay about how we study and understand history invites us to think about various questions provoked by our investigation of history, and explores the ways these questions have been answered in the past. Concepts such as causation, interpretation, and periodization, are introduced. more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Historical Studiesby Alun Munslow

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 38.95

    The Routledge Companion to Historical Studies provides a much-needed critical introduction to the major historians and philosophers together with the central issues, ideas and theories which have prompted the rethinking of history that has gathered pace since the 1990s. With twenty-nine new entries, and many that have been substantially updated,... more...

  • The Landscape of Historyby John Lewis Gaddis

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 10.99

    What is history, and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science? John Lewis Gaddis answers these and other questions in this short text, providing a searching look at the historian's craft. more...

  • Deconstructing Historyby Alun Munslow

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 39.95

    In Deconstructing History , Alun Munslow examines history in the postmodern age. He provides an introduction to the debates and issues of postmodernist history. He also surveys the latest research into the relationship between the past, history and historical practice as well as forwarding his own challenging theories. The book discusses issues... more...

  • Lost Historiesby Joel Levy

    Vision Paperbacks 2006; US$ 16.99

    Looks at some great mysteries of the past, telling the stories of the tomb raiders and glory seekers who have sought to solve them. This work also examines legends and historical facts to sort truth from myth. more...