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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Wikipedia und Geschichtswissenschaftby Thomas Wozniak; Jürgen Nemitz; Uwe Rohwedder

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    Historical scholarship and the digital humanities are still struggling to come to terms with the rise of Wikipedia, which has grown prodigiously in the last decade. Because of its enormous range, Wikipedia has made a significant impact on popular historical understanding. The contributors analyze Wikipedia as an external challenge to scholarship... more...

  • Big History and the Future of Humanityby Fred Spier

    Wiley 2015; US$ 32.95

    Featuring a variety of updates and revisions, Big History and the Future of Humanity , Second Edition , presents an accessible and original overview of the entire sweep of history from the origins of the universe and origins of life on Earth up to the present day. Provides an accessible and original overview of the entire sweep of history that... more...

  • Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchangesby Stephan F. Miescher; Michele Mitchell; Naoko Shibusawa

    Wiley 2015; US$ 34.95

    Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges presents a collection of original readings that address gendered dimensions of empire from a wide range of geographical and temporal settings. Draws on original research on gender and empire in relation to labour, commodities, fashion, politics, mobility, and visuality Includes coverage of gender issues... more...

  • What is the History of Knowledgeby Peter Burke

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95

    What is the history of knowledge? This engaging and accessible introduction explains what is distinctive about the new field of the history of knowledge (or, as some scholars say, ‘knowledges in the plural’) and how it differs from the history of science, intellectual history, the sociology of knowledge or from cultural history. Leading... more...

  • Historiographyby Roger Spalding; Christopher Parker

    Manchester University Press 1966; US$ 15.99

    Historiography can be a daunting term for those not familiar with it. This book presents the key ideas behind the term, in a clear and accessible fashion. The opening chapters introduce the reader to the practices that characterise the subject, while the final chapters address the History of Nazism, Gender History and Cultural History, and seek to... more...

  • History's Peopleby Margaret MacMillan

    Profile Books 2016; US$ 14.66

    What difference do individuals make to history? Are we all swept up in the great forces like industrialisation or globalisation that change the world? Clearly not: real people-leaders in particular-and the decisions that they make change our lives irrevocably, whether in deciding to go to war or not, decisive tactical choices made in the heat... more...