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  • Individual Choice and the Structures of Historyby Harvey Mitchell

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 53.00

    Perceptive study of Tocqueville's works, revealing his deep involvement with the philosophy of history. more...

  • The Theory and Practice of Historyby Leopold von Ranke; Georg G. Iggers

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 41.95

    This collection of the writings of Leopold von Ranke was first published in 1973 and remains the leading collection of Ranke?s writings in the English language. Now updated with the needs of current students in mind, this edition includes previously untranslated materials, as well as a new introduction by Georg G. Iggers. more...

  • The Poverty of Clioby Francesco Boldizzoni

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 42.00

    The Poverty of Clio challenges the hold that cliometrics--an approach to economic history that employs the analytical tools of economists--has exerted on the study of our economic past. In this provocative book, Francesco Boldizzoni calls for the reconstruction of economic history, one in which history and the social sciences are brought to bear... more...

  • But What Do You Actually Do?by Alistair Horne

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    This wonderfully entertaining journey takes us from Alistair Horne's childhood as a wartime evacuee in America to his career as a highly successful historian and biographer, via a stint as a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. We travel with him from Germany to America, from Canada to France, from Latin America to the Middle East. A consummate... more...

  • But What Do You Actually Do?by Alistair Horne

    Orion 2011; US$ 49.21

    This wonderfully entertaining journey takes us from Alistair Horne's childhood as a wartime evacuee in America to his career as a highly successful historian and biographer, via a stint as a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. We travel with him from Germany to America, from Canada to France, from Latin America to the Middle East. A consummate... more...

  • Processing the Pastby Francis X. Blouin; William G. Rosenberg

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 21.99

    Processing the Past explores the dramatic changes taking place in historical understanding and archival management and in the relations between historians and archivists. Written by an archivist and a historian, it shows how these changes have been brought on by new historical thinking, new conceptions of archives, changing notions of historical authority,... more...

  • A Man of Contradictionsby Richard Ollard

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 23.32

    He proclaimed himself a genius and raged against the slightest criticism from fellow scholars; he was a Marxist who despised the 'Idiot People'; he could be generous and affectionate yet hurled insults at his friends; he inveighed against Puritanism but was himself in many ways a Puritan: A. L. Rowse was a man of many contradictions. In this clear-sighted... more...

  • Framing a Legendby M. Andrew Holowchak

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    A penetrating critical perspective on the question of Thomas Jefferson's paternity that will make you rethink recent conventional wisdom. It is accepted by most scholars that Jefferson had a lengthy affair with his slave Sally Hemings and fathered at least one of her children, a conclusion based on a 1998 DNA study published in Nature and on... more...

  • Letters of Noteby Shaun Usher

    Canongate Unbound 2013; US$ 24.99

    Funny, tragic, brilliantly incisive, historic, lyrical, romantic and studiedly offensive, this stupendous compendium of letters ancient and modern is my book of the year. You will never tire of it - Stephen Fry In 2009, while researching a copywriting assignment for a stationery company, Shaun Usher noticed that the internet was full of facsimiles... more...

  • Research Methods for Historyby Simon Gunn; Lucy Faire

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 40.00

    The first guide to the sources, techniques and concepts needed for effective historical research. While historians have become increasingly sensitive to social and cultural theory since the 1980s, the actual methods by which research is carried out in History have been largely taken for granted. Research Methods for History encourages those researching... more...