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  • The Use of Historyby A. L. Rowse

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    This book, originally published in 1963, discusses the place of history in education and general culture, methods of teaching and how to tackle reading. It deals with problems that are among the most pressing intellectual issues of the twentieth century as well as being a practical handbook, on how to read history. more...

  • The Critical Historianby G Kitson Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    Originally published in 1967, this book analyses the method by which historical evidence is built up and compares the nature of historical proof with that of other disciplines such as the law and natural sciences. It examines an extraordinary series of forgeries and distortions from the False Decretals to the biographies of Lytton Strachey, as well... more...

  • The Historian's Contribution to Anglo-American Misunderstandingby Ray Allen Billington

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    This book examines text books used in English and American schools and determines the way in which national bias has been instilled into school children by the use of history books. This study reveals that the deliberate distortion common a generation ago has disappeared, but has been displaced by a more subtle form of bias that is more dangerous... more...

  • The Meanings in Historyby Alban G. Widgery

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    In this book, originally published in 1967, the author gives his views of history, from reflection on living history as distinct from books about past history. He sees histories as the related histories of individuals and gives an account of the meanings in those individuals? lives and defends the beliefs dominatnly held in relation to them. He challenges... more...

  • A Theory of Historyby Agnes Heller

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    This radical analysis of the role and importance of historiography interprets the philosophy and theory of history on the basis of historicity as a human condition. The book examins the norms and methods of historiography from a philosophical point of view, but rejects generalisations tht the philosophy of history can provide all the answers to contemporary... more...

  • History and Ethnicityby Elizabeth Tonkin; Maryon McDonald; Malcolm K. Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    These essays examine the importance of historical consicousness and the role of historiography in ?ethnic? situations, exploring the many ways in which ethnic groups select history, write or rewrite it, rescue appropriate or ignore it, forget or traduce it. Drawing on expert knowledge of regions ranging from the Amazon to contemporary Germany, the... more...

  • History As A Scienceby Hugh Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    Examining why the study of history as a science was not as advanced as other disciplines, the author of this book, originally published in 1933, examines the arguments in the controversy of what the object of history should be. He then discusses the impact of the study of history on government, war and revolution . more...

  • Essaying the Pastby Jim Cullen

    Wiley 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Part research manual, part study guide, and part introduction to the study of history, Essaying the Past guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of producing good historical prose, offering key strategies and useful tips. Includes expert advice on writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analytically ... more...

  • Victorian Magicby Geoffrey Lamb

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1976. This title brings the Victorian era to life with stories of its spectacular leading magicians, conjurers, illusionists, escapologists, scientific experimenters and tricksters. Geoffrey Lamb describes the kind of people they were and the kind of things they did, whilst keeping intact the mystery surrounding their feats. This... more...

  • Paternalism in Early Victorian Englandby David Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1979. This book studies the social outlook which historians today call paternalism. It was an ideology which informed social attitudes at all levels of society and expressed itself in countless ways. In this work, David Roberts provides a comprehensive examination of the revival, amplification, and transformation of the ideals of... more...