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  • An Alternative History of Britainby Timothy Venning

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.99

    Timothy Venning's exploration of the alternative paths that British history might easily have taken moves on to the Wars of the Roses. What if Richard of York had not given battle in vain? How would a victory for Warwick the Kingmaker at the Battle of Barnet changed the course of the struggle for power? What if the Princes had escaped from the... more...

  • Savage Girls and Wild Boysby Michael Newton

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Savage Girls and Wild Boys is a fascinating history of extraordinary children---brought up by animals, raised in the wilderness, or locked up for long years in solitary confinement. Wild or feral children have fascinated us through the centuries, and continue to do so today. In a haunting and hugely readable study, Michael Newton deftly investigates... more...

  • Committing the Future to Memoryby Sarah Clift

    Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Whereas historical determinacy conceives the past as a complex and unstable network of causalities, this book asks how history can be related to a more radical future. To pose that question, it does not reject determinacy outright but rather seeks to explore how it works. In examining what it means to be "determined" by history, it also asks... more...

  • Founding Mythsby Ray Raphael

    New Press, The 2014;

    First published ten years ago, award-winning historian Ray Raphael?s Founding Myths has since established itself as a landmark of historical myth-busting. With the author?s trademark wit and flair, Founding Myths exposes the errors and inventions in America?s most cherished tales, from Paul Revere?s famous ride to Patrick Henry?s “Liberty or Death?... more...

  • Zeitgeschichte schreibenby Martin Sabrow

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 23.13

    Klio lebt nicht im Elfenbeinturm. Die Verwandlung von Geschehen in Geschichte entwickelt sich im Spannungsfeld von aktivem Miterleben und distanzierter Reflexion, von öffentlicher Identitätsvergewisserung und geschichtspolitischer Legitimation. Mächtiger als Akteure und Institutionen aber sind die kulturellen Codes und die fachlichen Denkmuster, in... more...

  • Virtual Historyby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    What if Britain had stayed out of the First World War? What if Germany had won the Second? How would England look if there had been no Cromwell? What would the world be like if Communism had never collapsed? And what if John F. Kennedy had lived? In this acclaimed book, leading historians from Andrew Roberts to Michael Burleigh explore what might... more...

  • The Presented Pastby B. L. Molyneaux; P. G. Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    The Presented Past challenges the representation of the past as objective and argues rather that it is `constructed'. This book will interest teachers, archaeologists and cultural resource managers. more...

  • The Use and Abuse of Historyby Marc Ferro

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 24.95

    Engaging and challenging, this extensively revised key text of current historiography confronts the 'histories' that exist and have existed around the world, from the Zulu kingdoms to Communist China. more...

  • The Historiography of Communismby Michael E. Brown

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    In this fresh appraisal of communism and anti-communism, with an emphasis on the American case, respected scholar Michael E. Brown examines the methods, controversies and difficulties involved in writing the history of communism. Arguing that one important way of understanding communism—other than as a concrete political or ideological force—is... more...

  • A Cultural History of Causalityby Stephen Kern

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    This pioneering work is the first to trace how our understanding of the causes of human behavior has changed radically over the course of European and American cultural history since 1830. Focusing on the act of murder, as documented vividly by more than a hundred novels including Crime and Punishment, An American Tragedy, The Trial , and Lolita... more...