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  • War and Revolutionby Domenico Losurdo

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95

    War and Revolution identifies and takes to task a reactionary trend among contemporary historians, one that?s grown increasingly apparent in recent years. It?s a revisionist tendency discernible in the work of authors such as Ernst Nolte, who traces the impetus behind the Holocaust to the excesses of the Russian Revolution; or François Furet, who... more...

  • The Fiction of Historyby Alexander Lyon Macfie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The Fiction of History sets out a number of themes in the relationship between history and fiction, emphasising the tensions and dilemmas created in this relationship and examining how various writers have dealt with these. In the first part, two chapters discuss the philosophy behind the connection between fiction and history, whether history... more...

  • The History Manifestoby Jo Guldi; David Armitage

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    A provocative and thoughtful call to arms to historians and everyone interested in the role of history in contemporary society. more...

  • Remembering the First World Warby Bart Ziino

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Remembering the First World War brings together a group of international scholars to understand how and why the past quarter of a century has witnessed such an extraordinary increase in global popular and academic interest in the First World War, both as an event and in the ways it is remembered.  The book discusses this phenomenon across three... more...

  • Canadian Historical Writingby Renée Hulan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Canadian Historical Writing presents an archaeology of contemporary Canadian historical writing within the theory and practice of historiography. Drawing on international debates within the fields of literary studies and history, the book focuses on the roles played by time, evidence, and interpretation in defining the historical. more...

  • A Nation on Trialby Norman G. Finkelstein; Ruth Bettina Birn

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 7.99

    No recent work of history has generated as much interest as Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners. Purporting to solve the mystery of the Nazi holocaust, Goldhagen maintains that ordinary Germans were driven by fanatical anti-Semitism to murder the Jews. An immediate national best-seller, the book went on to create an international... more...

  • Virtual Historyby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 22.08

    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...

  • Droysen and the Prussian School of Historyby Robert Southard

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    The Prussian School of History first predicted and advocated, then celebrated and defended, the unification of Germany by Prussia. Experts in German historiography and the history of German liberalism have often complained about the lack of a book, in any language, that traces the origins and explains the ideas of this school of history. Here is that... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    The Presented Past is concerned with the differences between the comparatively static, well-understood way in which the past is presented in schools, museums and at historic sites compared to the approaches currently being explored in contemporary archaeology. It challenges the all-too-frequent representation of the past as something finished, understood... more...

  • The Use and Abuse of Historyby Marc Ferro

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 24.95

    Use and Abuse of History has become a key text of current historiography; this is a book that poses fundamental and disturbing questions about the use and abuse of history. Engaging and challenging, this book confronts the reader with the many 'histories' that exist and have existed around the world, from the Zulu kingdoms to Communist China. ... more...