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  • War and Revolutionby Domenico Losurdo

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95

    War and Revolution is an original rereading of contemporary history, linking trends of historical revisionism in historiography to an investigation of fundamental philosophical and political categories, such as international civil war, revolution, totalitarianism and genocide. Losurdo begins from the revisionist theses of Ernst Nolte on the Holocaust... 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...

  • The Rise and Propagation of Historical Professionalismby Rolf Torstendahl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the evolution of historical professionalism, with the development of an international community that shares a set of values regarding both methodological minimum demands and what constitutes new results. Historical professionalism is not a fixed set of skills, but a concept with varying import and meaning at different times depending... 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...

  • A Cultural History of Causalityby Stephen Kern

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    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...

  • Die modernen Väter der Antikeby Annette M. Baertschi; Colin Guthrie King

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00

    The occupation with objects from antiquity and the development of methods for this led both to the creation of a modern discipline of Classical Studies and to decisive impetuses for a re-orientation of other subjects such as theology and historical linguistics. In the present volume, leading scholars of antiquity visit the history of their disciplines... more...

  • A Study of Historyby Arnold J. Toynbee; D.C. Somervell

    Oxford University Press, USA 1987; US$ 18.99

    Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History has been acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of modern scholarship. A ten-volume analysis of the rise and fall of human civilizations, it is a work of breath-taking breadth and vision. D.C. Somervell's abridgement, in two volumes, of this magnificent enterprise, preserves the method, atmosphere,... more...

  • Writing Ancient Historyby Luke Pitcher

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 30.00

    History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon', said Napoleon. Yet the actual writing of history, especially ancient history, is a practice that often prompts more discord than assent. In his new textbook, Luke Pitcher aims to overcome the hostility which exists between two rival camps in their study of classical historiography.... more...

  • Banditsby Eric Hobsbawm

    Orion 2010; US$ 18.62

    BANDITS is a study of the social bandit or bandit-rebel - robbers and outlaws who are not regarded by public opinion as simple criminals, but rather as champions of social justice, as avengers or as primitive resistance fighters. Whether Balkan haiduks, Indian dacoits or Brazilian congaceiros, their spectacular exploits have been celebrated and preserved... more...