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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 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...

  • A Historiography of the Modern Social Sciencesby Roger E. Backhouse; Philippe Fontaine

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    A Historiography of the Modern Social Sciences exposes parallels and contrasts in the way the histories of the social sciences are written. more...

  • Industry and Politics in the Third Reich (RLE Nazi Germany & Holocaust)by John Gillingham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    When originally published in 1985 this was the first detailed study of business in Nazi Germany. Drawing on a wealth of new evidence from government and private archives, the book throws light on the important role played by Germany heavy industry in preserving traditions valuable for the post-Nazi future. Contrary to widely held beliefs, the industrialists... more...

  • The Policies of Genocide (RLE Nazi Germany & Holocaust)by Gerhard Hirschfeld

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    One of the darkest passages in German history is examined in this book (originally published in 1986) by five leading German historians of the Third Reich. The authors establish that a direct link existed between the widespread deaths of Soviet prisoners of war and the extermination of Jews and implicate the German army in the policies of genocide... 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...

  • 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$ 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...