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  • In Defence Of Historyby Richard J. Evans

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 13.32

    In this volume, English historian Richard Evans offers a defence of the importance of his craft. At a time of deep scepticism about our ability to learn anything from the past, even to recapture any serious sense of past cultures and ways of life, Evans shows us why history is both possible and necessary. His demolition of the wilder claims of postmodern... more...

  • Meaning and Representation in Historyby Jorn Rusen

    Berghahn Books 2006; US$ 29.95

    History has always been more than just the past. It involves a relationship between past and present, perceived, on the one hand, as a temporal chain of events and, on the other, symbolically as an interpretation that gives meaning to these events through varying cultural orientations, charging it with norms and values, hopes and fears. And it is... more...

  • A Global History of Modern Historiographyby Georg G Iggers; Q. Edward Wang; Supriya Mukherjee

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    So far histories of historiography have concentrated almost exclusively on the West. This is the first book to offer a history of modern historiography from a global perspective. Tracing the transformation of historical writings over the past two and half centuries, the book portrays the transformation of historical writings under the effect of... more...

  • Zionismby David Engel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    Zionism is an international political movement that was originally dedicated to the resettlement of Jewish people in the Promised Land, and is now synonymous with support for the modern state of Israel. This addition to the Short Histories of Big Ideas series looks at the controversial and topical notion of Zionism from a balanced viewpoint, concentrating... more...

  • Historical Researchby Bill Mcdowell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 79.95

    This is the first practical guide to cover the various stages of a history research project, from the selection of the topic and the organization and interpretation of source material, through to the completion of the written-up record. Whether it is for a dissertation, thesis article or, indeed, full-length book , Historical Research deals with... more...

  • Zinn For Beginnersby David Cogswell; Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2009; US$ 14.99

    Zinn For Beginners  describes the life and work of the most vital historian of our time. Howard Zinn led a revolution in the writing of history by telling the story not from the standpoint of conquerors and rulers, but from the side of the ordinary people who always bear the brunt of the ambitions of tyrants. Zinn tells the story of Columbus? discovery... more...

  • Sex, Gender and the Sacredby Joanna de Groot; Sue Morgan

    Wiley 2014; US$ 34.95

    Sex, Gender and the Sacred presents a multi-faith, multi-disciplinary collection of essays that explore the interlocking narratives of religion and gender encompassing 4,000 years of history.  Contains readings relating to sex and religion that encompass 4,000 years of gender history Features new research in religion and gender across diverse... more...

  • Class Strugglesby Dennis L. Dworkin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    In the 1960s and 1970s the study of history and sociology was heavily influenced by Marxism and theories of class. But the collapse of Communism and significant changes in culture and society threw the study of class into crisis. Its most basic premises were called into question. More recently accelerating globalisation, proliferating multinational... more...

  • History and Cultural Theoryby Simon Gunn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    In recent times there has been recognition of the growing influence of cultural theory on historical writing. Foucault, Bourdieu, Butler and Spivak are just some of the thinkers whose ideas have been taken up and deployed by historians. What are these ideas and where do they come from? How have cultural theorists thought about 'history'? And how... 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...